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Re: an alternative for microformat-like simplicity

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 21:58:04 -0700
Message-ID: <4A63F95C.6010605@adida.net>
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
CC: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Do you not feel that you are trying to hit something with a sledge hammer?

It may be a slightly larger hammer than necessary, but it's one that is
already part of the RDF processing chain, so we get it for close to free
instead of burdening RDFa processing with another entirely different

> a simpler approach may be to re-use XMDP profiles to define your vocab?

Simpler in terms of vocabulary definition syntax... maybe a little bit.
But this approach has the same problem as Mark's approach, which is that
you cannot get any triples until you dereference the vocab, so you can't
even draw local conclusions, i.e. within a given web site, without
hacking up your own special kind of triple store.

What I'm trying to get at is the idea that, even before you de-reference
the vocabulary definition, you get some basic abilities using a plain
old RDF store.

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