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Re: Can RDFa be used on XML: pharma information

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 15:57:17 +0200
Message-ID: <4A671ABD.3000408@w3.org>
To: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>, Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au>
CC: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
I am sorry if I come into this thread very late. Additionally to what
Ralph just said, the RDFa distiller running on the W3C site:

http://www.w3.org/2007/08/pyRdfa/

should actually work with an arbitrary XML file, although only SVG is
'announced' there (which is probably my mistake). If there is a problem
then, well... it is my bug:-(

Ivan

Ralph R. Swick wrote:
> At 10:48 PM 6/23/2009 +1000, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>> I see that the 2008 draft
>>  http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/RDFa/rdfa-overview
>> says
>> "RDFa itself is intended to be a technique that allows for adding metadata to any (XML) markup document, including SMIL, RSS, SVG, MathML, etc. Note, however, that in the current state, RDFa is being defined only for the (X)HTML family of languages."
> 
> The RDFa specification was designed with the intent that other
> languages than XHTML could take advantage of RDFa markup.
> (The terminology "host language" was used in some drafts
> to signal this direction.)  The charter under which the group
> was operating was specific to XHTML, thus the wording in
> the W3C Recommendation.
> 
>> So I think I will go ahead and add some RDFa markup to the
>> XML, 
> 
> By all means, reuse the RDFa vocabulary if it seems appropriate
> for your application.
> 
> 

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