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Re: FYI: another usage proposal for RDFa

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 12:32:21 +0100
Message-ID: <47908E45.3070808@w3.org>
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>
CC: W3C RDFa task force <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Good point indeed! I missed that one.


Mark Birbeck wrote:
> 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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