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Re: Minutes for July 30th, 2009 RDFa Telecon

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 12:52:08 -0400
Message-ID: <4A79B8B8.8020702@intertwingly.net>
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
CC: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Hello  again Julian,
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> I thought the purpose was to expose additional data to clients, 
>> independent of the page?
> No the purpose is to convey the unique semantics/meaning/characteristics 
> of the page, the fact that it can be read by something other than a web 
> browser is secondary I think, and also a bonus, If the data is there why 
> cant it be used by say a search engine a parser that converts the 
> information to RDF?

Instead of being a bonus, I believe that it was Ian's intent to 
specifically disallow such a use.

My suggestion is to treat the current spec as a draft, and therefore 
subject to change.  If data-* is the right approach, a change will be 
needed to the draft.  If changes are needed, I'd suggest figuring out 
what the right change is, rather than being constrained by the current text.

> Best wishes

- Sam Ruby
Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 16:52:48 UTC

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