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Re: ODF and semantic web

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 10:29:47 -0400
Message-Id: <A64B6566-0895-49D6-9236-252F0AE049AF@w3.org>
Cc: "Bruce D'Arcus" <bdarcus@gmail.com>, "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "W3C RDFa task force" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
To: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>

How open is the ODF community to input at this stage?   Would
it be useful to W3C and ODF to meet and plan mutual review of specs?
(If so, who should be in the meeting?)

Tim

On 2007-10 -14, at 06:38, Mark Birbeck wrote:

>
> Hi Bruce,
>
>> I've mentioned this here before, but more on RDF-in-OpenDocument.
>>
>> <http://www.robweir.com/blog/2007/10/odf-enters-semantic-web.html>
>>
>> The OpenOffice project is now starting to looking into  
>> implementing it,
>> so people here might be interested.
>
> I note that the attributes used in ODF are 'inspired' by RDFa [1]--but
> why not just incorporate RDFa as is?
>
> It's especailly confusing for authors when this 'inpiration' seems to
> involve copying some RDFa attributes, but changing the names of
> others. For example, @about is used, but @datatype has been renamed to
> @data-type!
>
> This lack of alignment is a shame, especially when the proponents of
> ODF are generally critical of the confusion that can be caused by
> companies and organisations pursuing alternate document formats. There
> is a fantastic opportunity here for creating tools and search engines
> that could leverage a 'standard' way of incorporating metadata into
> HTML, XHTML, ODF, and other mark-up languages. That opportunity now
> looks like it is going to be missed.
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark
>
> [1] <http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/25055/ 
> Metadata_22August2007.txt>
>
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>   Mark Birbeck, formsPlayer
>
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>
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