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Re: DC metadata in docs as part of HTML - comment

From: Liddy Nevile <liddy@sunriseresearch.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 10:28:31 +1100
Cc: DC-GENERAL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
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To: David Bromage <david.bromage@NAA.GOV.AU>

good comment - I was not sure what to do about that - first it's an  
example, but the doc is a Working Group Note so can be edited...

I have copied those who could do this...

Liddy


On 05/01/2009, at 10:14 AM, David Bromage wrote:

>
> The RDFa primer is a good starting point but it entrenches the legacy
> namespace. It uses rel="license" in section 2.1 then goes on to use
> dc:title and dc:creator in 2.2. Since the purpose is to help machines
> understand the web, it would be more meaningful to use
> rel="dcterms:license".
>
> W3C should be encouraged to use the range of more precise descriptions
> dcterms allows.
>
> Regards
> David
>
> David Bromage
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> -----Original Message-----
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> GENERAL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> Behalf Of Liddy Nevile
> Sent: Sunday, 4 January 2009 9:06 AM
> To: DC-GENERAL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: DC metadata in docs as part of HTML
>
> First - Happy and Safe New Year to everyone.
>
> I am wondering how many people have been using RDF/A to put their
> metadata into the docs so that instead of just identifying something  
> as
> a heading, for example, it can be identified as the title (or
> dc:title) and another bit of text as the author's name (dc:creator)  
> and
> affiliation and a particular link as a reference to the source
> documents, etc?
>
> This is so much smarter than trying to bung stuff into a meta tag, it
> seems to me - see http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer/
>
> Problem, as I see it, is that this is a technique for those using  
> XHTML
> and most people are using HTML, and it is not part of valid HTML. I am
> wondering if there is interest in this problem - if people want to use
> RDF/A, surely it should be included in the new versions of HTML?  
> (HTML 5
> is being developed right now.)
>
> I would like it a lot because it would also make it much easier for
> people to do really significant and helpful things about  
> accessibility,
> tagging content for what it offers and helping people find  
> alternatives
> to content components that they cannot use...
>
> Liddy
Received on Sunday, 4 January 2009 23:32:48 GMT

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