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Re: new Primer

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 10:41:29 -0400
Message-ID: <47F24999.8020805@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Ivan Herman wrote:
> Well, it could be even more down to Earth for outsiders: Bob can create
> a similar graph of his social network, and you can trivially use SPARQL
> to answer the question: what friends have Alice and Bob in common? Of
> what are the email addresses and/or homepages of all those common friends?

I'm afraid that I have to disagree regarding putting more about SPARQL
into the RDFa Primer. I think it's fine to mention it and that SPARQL is
useful for querying and analyzing semantic data, but anything more in
the RDFa Primer would be too much, IMHO.

BTW, great job on the Primer, Ben. It's a fantastic improvement - and
something that I think all that are teaching/evangelizing RDFa should
take note of:

- There is no need to introduce N3 right away when drawing the RDF graph
  makes more sense to beginners.

I think that concept alone is the biggest contributing factor to the
readability of the new document. Great job, Ben :)

-- manu

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Manu Sporny
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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http://blog.digitalbazaar.com/2008/01/07/rdfa-basics
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