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Re: Recipe for Shops: Showing up in Yahoo and in the Web of Data in One Turn

From: Benjamin Nowack <bnowack@semsol.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 12:53:42 +0200
To: Martin Hepp (UniBW) <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Cc: semantic-web@w3c.org
Message-ID: <PM-GA.20090723125342.DFCD1.2.1D@semsol.com>
On 23.07.2009 10:47:04, Martin Hepp (UniBW) wrote:
>Note that I would rather omit the vcard:Vcard type from the Yahoo 
>patterns and plainly attach the vcard:adr to the gr:BusinessEntity. If a 
>reasoner infers from that that this is also a vcard:Vcard instance, that 
>is a lesser issue, in particular if the domain in the ontology spec will 
>change soon, anyway.
I didn't know there was activity around the vcard spec again, good
to hear that.

>>> I think that at least such basic RDFa support will soon be a mandatory 
>>> feature for any CMS on the market.
>> Yes, probably. At least for some time ;) 
>What would follow then?
If only we knew. I don't think RDFa is going to be the last candidate
for RDF-in-HTML. Sites may well switch if someone comes up with a
simpler solution that does the job sufficiently well as is easier to 
validate. HTML5-compliance may be a more important selling proposition
for CMS vendors than RDFa conformance. I personally tend towards HTML5
for my own CMS right now, despite being an RDFer. I still have to look
at microdata in more detail, but from a front-end developer's POV, it 
feels a lot more intuitive so far (which, of course, is just a personal


Benjamin Nowack

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