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From: John Madden <john.madden@duke.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 11:30:21 -0500
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To: HCLS HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

Xiaoshu et al.

Do you have any perspective on the relation of RDF/A proposal to  
GRDDL, and how the two might relate/interoperate?


On Feb 14, 2006, at 2:23 PM, Xiaoshu Wang wrote:

>> But if that's the sole advantage of GRDDL, I don't see it as
>> a strong argument in favor of its use. That's why I've always
>> interpreted GRDDL as something more, namely an early
>> "web-of-trust" standard, where its use entailed some implicit
>> contract with the rest of the web regarding semantic intent.
> I think this results from, what I called the split personality of  
> URI.  I am
> working on a proteomics resource portal site so I can relate to the
> motivation of GRDDL.
> For example, if someone has worked out out a super-blast program  
> and want to
> publish it on the web.  We can assign the resource a unique URI,  
> let's say
> it is http://hcls.org/superblast. Now the question is: when  
> dereference this
> URI, what do you expect the server to return?  For a human user, you
> obviously want to return a HTML so the user can fill the form and  
> run the
> application.  But what if it is a software agent?  In this case, you
> probably want to return an RDF, from which an agent can figure out  
> what to
> do next.  Of course, HTTP content negotiation can help here but it  
> demands a
> bit more advanced server-side skills.  With GRDDL, on the other  
> hand, you
> just publish two document, one HTML on "http://hcls.org/superblast"  
> and
> another XSLT on an arbitrary URI. It offers a clean solution to  
> remedy URI's
> split personality without asking too much from the author (well,  
> xslt isn't
> that simple though:-)).
> I understand your intension on the "web-of-trust", and the TAG's draft
> finding on "Authoritative Metadata"[1] might help you.
> Xiaoshu
> [1]. http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/mime-respect.html
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