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Re: more microdata feedback (and corrections)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:59:08 +0000 (UTC)
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Cc: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>, RDFa TF list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908131156100.28566@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, Shane McCarron wrote:
> At the risk of continuing to beat a dead horse...  sem web URIs really 
> need to be dereferencable.  And there really needs to be a 
> representation of that URI that defines the terms in a machine readable 
> way AND maps those definitions to the base terms via RDF.  Otherwise 
> there is "no there there". The sem web is all about automatic discovery 
> of meaning by software, not humans.

I'll change the URI to point to a publicly editable wiki, so that people 
can add the terms they define. That's more or less what we're doing with 
rel="" and <meta name=""> already anyway. Is there a suitable wiki for 
this purpose? I can reuse the WHATWG one, but I'm not sure Mediawiki 
allows editors to have the control that is needed to include the relevant 

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