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Re: Minutes for July 30th, 2009 RDFa Telecon

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:49:43 +0100
Message-ID: <4A79C637.1000803@weborganics.co.uk>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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, 

I am a little dubious about what *other* parties means,  does that mean 
anything other than a web browser?

> which is exactly the use case HTML5 forbids data-* to use for.
> BR, Julian


Martin McEvoy
Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 17:50:30 UTC

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