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RE: Now it's RDF vs Microformats

From: Ian Davis <Ian.Davis@talis.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 13:23:33 -0000
Message-ID: <DD5E887552496241BC701548837A282F05410B5E@nemo.talis.local>
To: <paul@segala.com>, "W3C SWEO IG" <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
I think it's very unproductive to pitch RDF vs Microformats and neither "side" should be arrogant enough to think they have nothing to learn from the other. We need to be building bridges with the MF community. GRDDL is one mechanism, but other ways include working with them to ensure that their models are consistent; showing how RDF can complement existing MFs and generally promote them on a quid pro quo basis.


> _____________________________________________ 
> From: 	public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org]  On Behalf Of Paul Walsh, Segala
> Sent:	22 February 2007 11:20
> To:	'W3C SWEO IG'
> Subject:	Now it's RDF vs Microformats
> Thought some of you might like to comment on this [1]. I> '> m going to write a post addressing the same topic but to counter Sam> '> s misunderstanding and his failure to understand that Microformats is (part of) the Semantic Web > ->  addressing approximately 1% (+- 1% ;)) of the Semantic Web potential and using an extremely good hacked method that> '> s not based on standards.
> Ok now that I> '> ve said it without thinking properly (which can be a good thing), what do you think about my use of the word hacked (I won> '> t quote you). 
> I met David Recordon [2] last night and talked about OpenID and how to get FOAF into the mix. This is something I> '> ve chatted (briefly) about with Philip Hallam-Baker and Dan Brickley, who have the same view. I> '> d like to push this conversation if anyone here is interested in helping to make it a reality and not just a conversation.
> I> '> ll use my talk tonight [3] as an opportunity to spell out the problems with the comparison above.
> [1] http://www.vecosys.com/2007/02/22/the-semantic-web-complexity-versus-simplicity/
> [2] http://daveman692.livejournal.com/
> [3] http://tinyurl.com/2sbqne 
> Cheers
> Paul
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