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RDFa FAQ comments and activities

From: Simone Onofri <simone.onofri@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 19:07:48 +0100
Message-ID: <52bd7c3d0703111107r449664c7i912acdea107e499d@mail.gmail.com>
To: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Dear TF,

I've read RDFa FAQ [1] and this is my comments:

- 2.1.1. Can I use RDFa on any HTML version?

[[ The intention of the RDF in XHTML Taskforce is that RDFa can be
used with every (X)HTML version. This is, however, still an issue that
is in state of flux. ]]

We may add:

"Actually we support XHTML from version 1.1 [2] with specific module
for metainformation [3] and attributes [4]. (link to the page with DTD
declaration and an example 1.1 and 2.0 both). We are also working for
an HTML implementation."

I think to new HTML WG [5], we already have Dan and more IWA/HWG from
Semantic Activity, now I've an high working time, so I can join it
later, but I may have to ask to my AC).

- 4. RDFa in 10s

Elaborating Steve's words: [[ Here's one: When you do a search on the
Web for Pascal, the search engine doesn't know if you mean the
programming language, the philosopher, or any of a dozen other
possibilities. Amongst other things RDFa helps the search engine work
out what a page is about. ]]

I wrote on a document regarding the power of Semantic Web (translation
from Italian can be more good):

(...) With exponential growth of Web, search engines are most
importants, it - should - found in few seconds things that we ask.
Well, Text or Hyper-Search engines do not answer with a single or sure
result. It give us a huge number of results hoping that the right
answer it's on the first page. A Semantic Search Engine, instead,
computing pages with a Semantic Layer (with RDFa, of course) can
elaborate good our querys and return only one result, or a little
range of consistent and correct anwers.

One little note on hGRDDL [6], few editorials:

On first example DTD can be XHTML 1.0 Strict (Be Strict to be cool
[7]) instead Transitional and on second example DTD can be the
specific XHTML+RDFa.

Thanks for reading this mail,


[1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/RDFa
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-modularization/
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xhtml2-20060726/mod-meta.html#s_metamodule
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xhtml2-20060726/mod-metaAttributes.html#s_metaAttributesmodule
[5] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/
[6] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/hGRDDL_Example
[7] http://www.w3.org/Talks/2001/0920-qa-xmldays/slide1-0.html
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