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An Update on RDFa Schedule and Docs

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 21:51:14 -0700
Message-ID: <46809B42.60908@adida.net>
To: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>


Hi all,

I wanted to give the Working Group an in-depth update on the status of
the RDFa work. Lots has happened, and although we have fallen behind in
terms of schedule, we're now closing in on a final set of documents. I
want to mention three things:

1) many recent accomplishments
2) a new schedule
3) the state of our docs

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1) So, first, some recent accomplishments:

- RDFa supported in Operator
http://torrez.us/archives/2007/05/17/531/

- RDFa supported as input format in MIT's Exhibit
http://rdfa.info/2007/06/17/exhibit-now-supports-rdfa/

- RDFa supported in HP's Jena
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2007May/0050.html

- RDFa library for Ruby on Rails
http://myunderstanding.wordpress.com/2007/05/29/rdfa-on-rails-the-semantic-web-made-simple/

- an XHTML1.1+RDFa DTD, thanks to Shane, and the W3C validator team now
has a beta version of the validator that validates XHTML1.1+RDFa correctly:
http://validator-test.w3.org/

- validation icons to go along with the validator update, thanks to the
w3c-comm team:
http://validator-test.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fben.adida.net%2Fcard.xhtml#congrats

- Lots of Great New Talks about RDFa at WWW2007 and XTech, in particular
Elias Torres's.


2) We are behind our initial schedule, but we're closing in on a final
set of documents. Our new schedule is:

* 2007-06-28: Approve Core set of TCs (a few might be outstanding)
* 2007-07-12: Major Syntax Issues Resolved.
* 2007-07-19: RDFa Syntax Editors' Draft. RDFa TCs WD #1 to WG.
* 2007-07-26: Final Version of Primer to include latest changes, goes to WG.
* 2007-08-02: Final set of TCs approved by TF, submitted to WG.
* 2007-08-09: Review of Feedback on RDFa Syntax doc.
* 2007-08-30: RDFa Syntax WD (WG reviews).


3) State of our Documents.

Currently, we expect that only the RDFa-in-XHTML1.1 Syntax Document will
be normative and thus go REC track, assuming WG approval. Test Cases,
DTDs, and schemas will be part of the REC track package in support of
the syntax document, but we expect only the syntax to end up living in
/TR. This syntax document is being completely reworked as we finalize
the last few details of the syntax. We expect to have a version ready
for review by mid-to-end of July.

The Primer and the Use Case Requirements docs will be Notes. The Primer
is in very good shape, with some pending small edits but most major
issues resolved. The Use Case Requirements document is in decent shape.


If you have any thoughts, questions, comments, please don't hesitate to
send them to the list or to show up to our calls on Thursdays, 1500 UTC.

-Ben Adida
ben@adida.net
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 04:51:41 UTC

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