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Re: RDF/RDFa now part of Drupal core

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:48:27 +0200
Message-ID: <9178f78c0910221148p2be303a8k601b5d5bc61baff5@mail.gmail.com>
To: sioc-dev@googlegroups.com
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, foaf-dev@lists.foaf-project.org
On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 8:02 PM, Stephane Corlosquet
<scorlosquet@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> After several months of research, coding, sprints and patch reviews, the
> main RDF patch has been committed to Drupal core! (Thanks Dries!) This
> introduces a basic RDF API which maps the Drupal data structure to RDF.
> These mappings are then automatically exported as RDFa throughout the site.
>
> To give you a sneak preview of the code it generates, I've put up a Drupal 7
> site at http://drupalrdf.openspring.net/ for testing purposes. We still have
> some bugs to fix but the bulk of it is working. I'm hoping to get feedback
> from the RDF community about the RDFa it generates. Please try it with your
> favorite RDFa parser and report any bug you encounter. You will find some
> dummy RDF properties/classes sometimes but we'll fix them soon. Note that
> the RDF mappings are fairly independent from the the actual API since the
> mapping definitions are centralized [2] and are not hardcoded in the HTML
> (hereby allowing exports in other RDF serialization formats).
>
> Some examples:
> A blog post with comments http://drupalrdf.openspring.net/node/3
> Forum page http://drupalrdf.openspring.net/node/4
> Static page http://drupalrdf.openspring.net/about
>
> Drupal 7 is still in development phase. The first beta releases should come
> out in the coming months, and the final release in the new year. Our
> priority is to fix all remaining bugs [3] and then agree on the best
> mappings which will come pre-installed in core. I will send more emails on
> specific issues, so if you're interested make sure to subscribe to
> foaf-dev@lists.foaf-project.org, sioc-dev@googlegroups.com and
> public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org.
>
> For those attending ISWC next week, I'll present the research work which was
> used to build RDF in Drupal core, see paper [4]. See you on Tuesday
> afternoon in the Semantic Web In Use Track!

Fantastic work, congrats!

>
> Stephane.
>
> [1] RDF mapping API http://api.drupal.org/api/function/hook_rdf_mapping/7
> [2] Open issues
> http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?status[]=Open&issue_tags=RDF
> [3] Report an issue http://drupal.org/project/issues/drupal
> [4] Produce and Consume Linked Data with Drupal!
> http://openspring.net/sites/openspring.net/files/corl-etal-2009iswc.pdf
>
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