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Re: New W3C Web Site Launched

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:08:41 -0400
Message-ID: <4AD613A9.9020504@openlinksw.com>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
CC: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>, site-comments@w3.org, chairs@w3.org, W3C Members <w3c-ac-members@w3.org>
Ian Jacobs wrote:
>
> 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
>
Ian,

Any RDF oriented resources should be made discoverable, at the very 
least via <link/> based associations in <head/>. I think Plain Old 
Semantic HTML (POSH) is still much better than none at all :-)

Anyway, here is what the current site unveils when transformed into a 
Linked Data Space via URIBurner [1]:  http://tr.im/BMQ0 . Basically, 
follow: seeAlso and links_to, quite interesting data meshing unveiled etc..

Links:

1. http://uriburner.com


Kingsley
>>
>> "@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
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
> -- 
> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
> Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
>
>
>
>


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:09:11 GMT

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