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Re: New W3C Web Site Launched

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:39:32 -0500
To: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Message-Id: <F9B17C6E-22B1-4C25-AC40-0A8CD2341271@w3.org>
Cc: <site-comments@w3.org>, <chairs@w3.org>, W3C Members <w3c-ac-members@w3.org>

On 14 Oct 2009, at 2:50 AM, Michael Hausenblas wrote:

>
> Ian,
>
> Indeed, very nice job re design and usability. However, I think we  
> should
> also take into account what our 'customers' think [1], [2]:
>
> "so, are #semanticweb standards too complicated when even the new  
> #w3c site
> doesn't use them? #stopsnakeoil"

Hi Michael,

We use RDF all over the place internally to manage the site. The RDF  
that we use
is public:

  Group data:
  http://www.w3.org/2000/04/mem-news/public-groups.rdf

  Technical reports data:
  http://www.w3.org/2002/01/tr-automation/tr.rdf

And there's lots more, such as the Talks data.

We don't use RDFa where we have RDF source data.

Of course we could do more (e.g., a sparql endpoint for TR searches),  
and we are likely
to do more.

Ian

>
> "@iand apparently all of them: No (obvious) RDF export, no SPARQL  
> API. Just
> some (broken!) hCalendar items."
>
> This is indeed a poor message we send out - why don't we eat our own
> dogfood? We have a couple of nice standards (RDFa, GRDDL, etc.) in  
> this area
> and should well be able to demonstrate that we are able to use them,  
> IMHO.
>
> Sorry for spoiling the party, but given the broad uptake of semantic
> technologies in the governmental area (US, UK), the eCommerce domain
> (GoodRelations), linked data stuff and Google and Yahoo! processing
> structured data, I can't seriously explain to my colleagues or other  
> W3C
> customers why we don't have structured data (preferably in RDF)  
> available at
> the new W3C site.
>
> Thoughts, anyone?
>
> Cheers,
>      Michael
>
> [1] http://twitter.com/bengee/status/4856670048
> [2] http://twitter.com/bengee/status/4856830531
>
> -- 
> Dr. Michael Hausenblas
> LiDRC - Linked Data Research Centre
> DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
> NUIG - National University of Ireland, Galway
> Ireland, Europe
> Tel. +353 91 495730
> http://linkeddata.deri.ie/
> http://sw-app.org/about.html
>
>
>
>> From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
>> Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:07:47 -0500
>> To: W3C Members <w3c-ac-members@w3.org>
>> Cc: <chairs@w3.org>
>> Subject: New W3C Web Site Launched
>> Resent-From: <chairs@w3.org>
>> Resent-Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:07:53 +0000
>>
>> Dear Advisory Committee Representatives and Chairs,
>>
>> Today W3C launched its new Web site:
>>  http://www.w3.org/
>>
>> We also launched the new Member site:
>>  http://www.w3.org/Member/
>>
>> I hope that you will find the new sites more usable. You will notice
>> that some pages are missing content; we plan to continue to add
>> content over time and invite your contributions (especially from
>> Working Groups).
>>
>> I expect that over the next few days we will be fixing bugs in style
>> sheets, and so forth. Feel free to send comments to site-
>> comments@w3.org.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications
>>
>> --
>> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
>> Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
>>
>>
>
>

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Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
Received on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 13:39:42 GMT

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