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Re: A roadmap for RDFa in Drupal core

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:29:22 -0500
Message-ID: <491B2082.2030304@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Stephane Corlosquet <stephane.corlosquet@deri.org>
CC: public-rdfa@w3.org

Stephane Corlosquet wrote:
> Following up on the recent excitements of the Drupal community and Dries
> in particular, I've posted what could be a roadmap for implementing RDFa
> in the next version of Drupal core. I am very keen on getting feedback
> from the RDFa community in order to make sure I haven't overlooked anything.
> http://groups.drupal.org/node/16597

Looks great, Stephane! I didn't think that you guys would move so
quickly... it's great to see some RDFa traction in Drupal. I think your
approach is solid.

> Feel free to comment with ideas and opinions. There are also some open
> questions which go beyond the scope of Drupal itself. 

A couple of comments/questions:

- You should give admins the option to enable/disable RDFa output for
  SIOC/FOAF/etc. Disabling RDFa output, however, shouldn't change the
  DOCTYPE in case one of the content authors wants to explicitly embed
  RDFa via the content editor.
- Will Drupal now be the largest implementation of GRDDL?
- I think the biggest problem that all CMSes are going to have is
  WYSIWYG editing of RDFa. Are there plans for this yet? I haven't
  really seen this done in an intuitive way - just wondering if you guys
  had put some thought into it.
- "RDFa in content types and fields" - this is a fantastic way to
  automatically mark up content. You might consider being able to
  enable/disable this on a per-entry basis - people might not want
  to make certain entries machine-readable/crawl-able.

-- manu

Manu Sporny
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