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Last Call for GRDDL: From Microformats and XML dialects to RDF

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 11:58:48 -0500
Message-ID: <45ED9DC8.1020106@ibiblio.org>
To: 'Semantic Web' <semantic-web@w3.org>

The W3C GRDDL WG has published the "Gleaning Resource Descriptions from
Dialects of Languages (GRDDL)" [1] as a Last Call document.

 Current Version: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-grddl-20070302/
Latest Version: http://www.w3.org/TR/grddl/

There is a widespread misunderstanding that microformats and the
Semantic Web are competitors, and that it's difficult to move from
legacy XML dialects to RDF.

 Yet GRDDL (Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Langauge)
makes it easy! With GRDDL, one should be able to transform microformat
data on the Web was, for free, RDF, helping deploy the Semantic Web with
the rich data-set it needs for killer apps. With GRDDL, one just can
place a transform to RDF in the document, or even the namespace document
or profile URI. But we need help from the Semantic Web community to make
sure this spec is technically solid, easy-to-read, and covers your eneds.

The GRDDL WG believes this document fulfills requirements set forth in
its charter, in particular "a GRDDL specification with all issues
addressed" [2]. The Last Call review period is from March 2nd to March
30th, and the GRDDL WG would definitely appreciate any comments.
Comments should be sent to the public list-serv
public-grddl-comments@w3.org [3].

This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February
2004 W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent
disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that
page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual
who has actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes
contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance
with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy. [4] thank you!

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/grddl/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/grddl-charter.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-grddl-comments/
[4] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/

-- 
		-harry

Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh 
http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426
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