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Re: .htaccess a major bottleneck to Semantic Web adoption / Was: Re: RDFa vs RDF/XML and content negotiation

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 00:19:51 +0100
Message-ID: <4A552997.9040105@openlinksw.com>
To: martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org
CC: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>, public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>
Martin Hepp (UniBW) wrote:
> Google has just changed the wording of the documentation:
>
> http://knol.google.com/k/google-rich-snippets/google-rich-snippets/32la2chf8l79m/1# 
>
>
> The mentioning of cloaking risk is removed. While this is not final 
> clearance,
> it is a nice sign that our concerns are heard.

Great work!

Doing the right thing is what matters, and I do believe that Google (as 
they've just demonstrated), Yahoo! etc. all want to make the Web a 
better and smarter place etc. :-)

Kingsley
>
> Best
> Martin
>
>
> Martin Hepp (UniBW) wrote:
>> Dear all:
>> Fyi - I am in contact with Google as for the clarification of what 
>> kind of empty div/span elements are considered acceptable in the 
>> context of RDFa. It may take a few days to get an official statement. 
>> Just so that you know it is being taken care of...
>>
>> Martin
>>
>>
>>
>> Mark Birbeck wrote:
>>> Hi Martin,
>>>
>>>  
>>>> b) download RDFa snippet that just represents the RDF/XML content 
>>>> (i.e. such
>>>> that it does not have to be consolidated with the "presentation 
>>>> level" part
>>>> of the Web page.
>>>>     
>>>
>>> By coincidence, I just read this:
>>>
>>>   Hidden div's -- don't do it!
>>>   It can be tempting to add all the content relevant for a rich snippet
>>>   in one place on the page, mark it up, and then hide the entire block
>>>   of text using CSS or other techniques. Don't do this! Mark up the
>>>   content where it already exists. Google will not show content from
>>>   hidden div's in Rich Snippets, and worse, this can be considered
>>>   cloaking by Google's spam detection systems. [1]
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
>>> [1] 
>>> <http://knol.google.com/k/google-rich-snippets/google-rich-snippets/32la2chf8l79m/1#> 
>>>
>>>
>>>   
>>
>


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Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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Received on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 23:20:40 UTC

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