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Re: Semantic Web Activity page use case

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetilk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 15:32:29 +0100
To: public-sweo-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <200702061532.30074.kjetilk@opera.com>

On Monday 05 February 2007 18:25, Ivan Herman wrote:
> Yes, that paragraph has been there for a long time; it is actually a
> quote from a presentation or an interview from Tim. As far as I can
> judge, microformats did not exist when that paragraph was put there.


> The question is of course the audience. When you say that *this* use
> case can be implemented by microformats, that means that you already
> are way ahead of the crowd and you *know* what the usage of the web
> of data is. 
> (And if people would also make an association with 
> microformats, that by itself is not so bad. In some way, I regard
> them to be part of the Semantic Web...)

I too regard microformats as part of the Semantic Web, but I would think 
that W3C pages address more technical people than complete novices to 
web technology. And I meet a lot of people these days who thinks that 
microformats would solve pretty much everything that is interesting 
with Semantic Web, which is far from what I think, and I think that 
paragraph reinforces that impression and thus underlines the impression 
they have that the W3C is completely irrelevant and that whatever we're 
doing here can be safely ignored. 

Which I would think is a bad thing...


Kjetil Kjernsmo
Semantic Web Specialist
Opera Software ASA
Received on Tuesday, 6 February 2007 14:32:43 UTC

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