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Getting the XHTML+RDFa default profile to be interesting

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:04:10 -0500
Message-ID: <4C655EEA.1090506@aptest.com>
To: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
As you all know, part of our model is that host languages can have 
default profiles.  XHTML+RDFa has such a profile at 
http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/vocab.   This profile is fine as far as it 
goes... it is a work in progress.

As you all also know, I don't grok the semweb.  I am not embarrassed 
about this - its just a blind spot I have.  It's like reading eBNF.  You 
can either do it or you can't!  So, I need some help.  I need someone in 
this group to step up and volunteer to take the RDFa Profile document 
above and make its associated triples interesting.  Make the terms not 
just be defined terms, but terms from which you can follow your nose 
until you get to something that is semantically meaningful.  And do it 
in such a way that it makes for good (X)HTML reading via XHTML+RDFa.  In 
other words, the document can't just be a bunch of buried span elements 
that link the semantics.  It really needs to be a shining example of how 
to make a human readable document that defines an RDFa Profile, defines 
terms in that profile, defines how those terms are relevant, AND 
connects that profile to the rest of the semantic web!

So, who's willing to work on this?  Or at least help define the pattern 
for how to express the semantics for a given term?  Such a pattern could 
even be featured in the RDFa Profile section of the RDFa Core document 
as a best practice.


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