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Re: Thankyou for saving my sanity...

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 08:49:03 +0100
Cc: <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, <j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at>, "public-xg-webid@w3.org" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <46AE62E2-6735-46A7-A0A2-578AB645B2DB@bblfish.net>
To: Peter Williams <home_pw@msn.com>

On 8 Jan 2012, at 08:30, Peter Williams wrote:

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>  Peter williams (known in spanish as el stupido) believed the RDFa last standard was finished ~2 years ago. we learn that , just as its finally finally-finished, and its so finished just as its replacement sort of goes live.

rdfa in xhtml was finished. 

>  Im used to this, game. Ive seen it before; more than once.


indeed TLS v1.2 was also out years ago and is only being deployed now. Java 7 has it btw.

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> This is wny we in realty wait 3 more years, till the semweb is 15 year old.

There are different adoption curves. NASA has been using it and so have the life sciences for a long time. Governemtns and universities are using it to publish data. Realty may who knows be the last to use it. Perhaps they never will. 

Anyway, be that as it may. How easy would you find it to publish a turtle document and link to it? Most web sites allow one to publish images, so publishing a turtle document should not be beyond their ability.


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> When its 15 years old, Ive little doubt we will be waiting will its 18 year old.
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> Until a tooling commnity relinquises control, one waits. The temptation to hold on to a small tooling market is immense. I understand that (baving been there for 15 years, with certs). We are now are entering year 25 with certs.
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> Its that simple. The warning signs are written all over. 
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> The most worrisome (but  most human) are that W3C is now all over crypto. And, I know why. Another knighthood is on the line.
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> Only a couple of days left, to prove the case for or agin. 
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> Subject: Re: Thankyou for saving my sanity...
> From: henry.story@bblfish.net
> Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 06:16:06 +0100
> CC: home_pw@msn.com; j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at; public-xg-webid@w3.org
> To: kidehen@openlinksw.com
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> On 8 Jan 2012, at 05:26, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
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> On 1/7/12 11:05 PM, Henry Story wrote:
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> On 7 Jan 2012, at 23:59, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Jan 7, 2012, at 5:28 PM, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:
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> On 7 Jan 2012, at 23:16, Peter Williams wrote:
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> So I did it on my "programmers" web site- where Im acting unconsumer-like (built a special purpose web app).
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> And, on my blogspot account, I added the meta-link to the template. But, AS A CONSUMER i cannot set the content type (of a server).
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> So here we have a conundrum.
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> The ONLY THING THAT MAKES RDFa viable "politically" is that it works in the crappy web as-is (used by 1 or 2 billion folks). It doesnt need web upgrade, or powers that the typical consumer does not have. it is supposed to work with everyone's HTML editor (even one 10 years old) uploading to an 10 year old web endpoint.
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> In a few months there will be both rdfa 1.1 that is well defined in html, and a well formed semantics for micro data which is also an html5 technology. I am told that both are very similar, and for some simple substitutions micro data is rdfa too.
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> So here you have to be a bit patient. I think you can serve what you have as html just make sure you close tags <span></span> and that you don't use the xhtml version of <span/> .  You are living a little more on the bleeding edge here, so it's just a question of being a little bit more careful.
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> And we pretend Microdara doesn't exist , right?
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> No, I did not say that. I said we wait a bit for the dust to settle and the standards to be finished.
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> And I am asking: why do you think the dust has settled re. the ability to make machine comprehensible eav/spo based directed graphs from html with microdata based structured data islands? There are converters/translators/rdfizers (beyond ours) out there that do this all ready [1][2].
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> Or Peter finds a way to put the xhtml mime type up.
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> He won't in consumer mode. 
>  We are working here for a standards body, so why should we be ignoring standards?
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> You tell me. 
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> For the moment the standard of microdata to rdf is not finished, and neither is RDFa .
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> But RDFa is finished enough for you re. WebID but not so re. Microdata. That's my perennial problem with this overt bias. 
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> RDFa 1.0 is finished 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-syntax/
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> (in xhtml).  It is the Xhtml version that we are supporting. You do too.
> Peter williams has a problem with HTML. He does not seem to be able to get the right mime type. 
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> The ONLY THING THAT MAKES RDFa viable "politically" is that it works in the crappy web as-is (used by 1 or 2 billion folks). It doesnt need web upgrade, or powers that the typical consumer does not have. it is supposed to work with everyone's HTML editor (even one 10 years old) uploading to an 10 year old web endpoint.
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> And my answer was just wait until the standards are finished, or use the html mime type and see how far you get. No guarantees.
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> Both are pretty much the same: they are unfinished. So we don't pick a winner. 
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> You are picking a winner by preferring one of the other. That's the problem, I repeat!
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> I am not picking a winner. I am trying to help Peter Williams .
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> The ONLY THING THAT MAKES RDFa viable "politically" is that it works in the crappy web as-is (used by 1 or 2 billion folks). It doesnt need web upgrade, or powers that the typical consumer does not have. it is supposed to work with everyone's HTML editor (even one 10 years old) uploading to an 10 year old web endpoint.
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> he puts the problem in terms of RDFa viability and so a long term issue. Notice that if we did not have RDFa he would be complaining how he can't do anything at all (within his self imposed constraints)
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> Peter was expressing a FEAR that this would never work. So I tried to answer his FEARt .
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> You haven't allayed his fears at all. Peter is honing into the root problem re. RDFa and Microdata. I've already told you this is a problem re. text/html squatting of the worst kind. Look at what it did to your parsing efforts, look at what its doing to Peter's consumer profile simulation. And that's just the beginning. Imagine what will happen when more time and attention challenged folks wonder by WebID. 
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> Yes, I agree. But then what are you going to propose as a solution to Peter Williams? Microdata? But there is not RDF mapping for it that is official, and so he would have the same problem of the project working in some servers one way, and other servers another way. 
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> You have no reason for not giving RDFa and Microdata equal billing re. WebID. Peter's consumer profile will work fine with Microdata as he will soon demonstrate. This is basically what we've long handled by working with AtomPub or "Cut and Paste" to blogs (e.g. WordPress, BlogSpot and others).
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> Please help Peter Williams by publishing his data with the xhtml mime type, and all will be done.   Or ask him to wait. 
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> But I agree this issue does have to be solved. Think of RDFa as being in the spec with the caveat that those specs get finished and the rdfa micro data wars get resolved. I can add a note on that subject to the spec if you wish. Peter Williams seems to be very happy to have a markup that works in html.
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> Another solution is to have a link from the web page to a turtle file. Perhaps Peter Williams can explore that option for us from a consumer perspective - if we understand the type of link required.
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> 1. http://any23.org/ -- Any23 converter that makes the RDF variant of eav/spo graphs from many syntaxes that includes Microdata (even better for you its Open Source and Java) 
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> 2. http://rdf-translator.appspot.com/ -- ditto and it used RDFLib
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> 3. http://rdf.greggkellogg.net/distiller -- ditto and Ruby based.
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> Now, we have broken that rule, by requiring something other than text/html.
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> Now, as as consumer, I have no choice but to subscribe to a SEMWEB-SPECIFIC identity management system (like ODS). I cannot just use a web page.
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> Now, Im torn. For CONFORMANCE TESTING (and debugging), I dont mind such literalism. For products, I expect product to back off, insisting on only 80% compliance (trading off security, correctness for perfect compliance). I expect product to do that which works (even if the engineering quality goes down a bit).
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> > Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 22:25:47 +0100
> > From: j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at
> > To: home_pw@msn.com
> > CC: public-xg-webid@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: Thankyou for saving my sanity...
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> > hi again,
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> > you now have "application/xhtml+xml" in a meta-tag [1] like so 
> > <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="application/xhtml+xml;"/>
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> > this is very good, but only half the way.
> > you need to set a header also, currently your page presents itself to the parser still as text/html.
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> > in a jsp i do 
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> > <%@page contentType="application/xhtml+xml"%>
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> > wkr j
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> > [1] http://idweb.cloudapp.net:8080/Home/About
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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jürgen Jakobitsch" <j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at>
> > To: "Peter Williams" <home_pw@msn.com>
> > Cc: public-xg-webid@w3.org
> > Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2012 1:35:12 AM
> > Subject: Re: Thankyou for saving my sanity...
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> > hi peter,
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> > one more thing :
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> > for 12 points, you should change the content-type of your rdfa-profile to application/xhtml+xml, see here [1],
> > i did the same with my testing-rdfa-profile [2] today.
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> > at this point of time, webIDRealm uses the rdfa parser, when the content-type is text/html or application/xhtml+xml,
> > but i might/will change this to only application/xhtml+xml.
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> > wkr j
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> > [1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/RDFa/testsuite/
> > [2] http://2sea.org/sea.jsp#j
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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Peter Williams" <home_pw@msn.com>
> > To: "j jakobitsch" <j.jakobitsch@semantic-web.at>, public-xg-webid@w3.org
> > Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2012 12:48:31 AM
> > Subject: Thankyou for saving my sanity...
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> > http://tinyurl.com/7luhnnv
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> > Your debug output gave the clue, and W3C validator did the rest.
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> > All along it was a &, vs an "&amp;"
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> > not only is there name/address duality, there is duality of encodings of meta-characters in the meta documents descirbing resources, bearing addresses that may be names (or not).
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