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Re: new Primer

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2008 10:39:25 +0200
Message-ID: <47F3463D.2090701@w3.org>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Manu Sporny wrote:
> 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.

O.k., let's fight!:-)

Seriously: I think my only real comment was that (1) mentioning SPARQL 
is fine and (2) the example used on how SPARQL can be used should be 
more compelling and rely on the example used throughout the primer. That 
is all.

> 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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