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Re: FYI: another usage proposal for RDFa

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 11:23:02 +0000
Message-ID: <a707f8300801180323v1afc7649m5402ba6cf536dd04@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: "W3C RDFa task force" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Hi Ivan,

> http://knoesis.wright.edu/research/sss/standards/sa-rest/

Very interesting...thanks for the link.

The discussion of the various techniques available is particularly
interesting. The note discusses the pros and cons of both RDFa and
GRDDL, most of which would be familiar to us. But there was one
comment that I'd not actually considered before:

  RDFa also has the advantage of being a standardized microformat, which
  makes it simpler for a developer to maintain and understand a page created
  by someone else.

It basically means that when reading mark-up that is targeted at
GRDDL, you'd have to look at the GRDDL transformation rules to
understand what it going on. (Or some syntax document for the format
being used.) It's an interesting point, because it shows that 'follow
your nose' is great for machines ('go find the transformation rules
and apply them') but not so good for humans.

Regards,

Mark

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