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Re: Minutes for July 30th, 2009 RDFa Telecon

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 19:03:00 +0200
Message-ID: <4A79BB44.4000209@gmx.de>
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
CC: 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?
> ...

The purpose is to convey the semantics to *other* parties, which is 
exactly the use case HTML5 forbids data-* to use for.

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 17:03:45 UTC

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