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Re: questions about annotea protocol (also: Reading material, links, implementations, etc.)

From: Nathan Young <nyoung@asis.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 12:39:56 -0700
To: www-annotation@w3.org
Message-Id: <LJ2ZOLRIDTPZT635ZSRIGZV7432Z62.3db5a98c@inky>

>> Question: what should the about attribute of r:description hold?  I.e.:
>> <r:description about="what goes here?">
>it should be r:about surely (old RDF format?)

Is the namespace identifier omitted on the attribute because it's the same 
namespace as the element itself?  (e.g. <r:type resource=""> but <a:annotates 

> <r:Description r:about="http://www.example.org/Annotation/3ACF6D754">
>  <a:annotates r:resource="http://example.com/some/page.html"/>
>  <a:body r:resource="http://www.example.org/Annotation/3ACF6D754text"/>
> </r:Description>
>  it [the r:about attribute] is also a URI you can GET,
>and if you do this, you'll probably get the original annotation RDF

So that's the annotation by itself rather than the list context returned as a 
response to a query, right?  'Though if the query only returns one 
annotation, these will be the same...???

>> But the title element does not show up in the protocol docs (linked
>above) or
>> in:
>Yep, this comes from the Dublin Core Namespace, they define in, in RDF
>you use the most popular namespace you can find which says what you want...

Thanks so much, like I say I'm new at this and your descriptions have really 
helped.  That explains perfectly why it wasn't in the annotea definition.

I still think that where the protocol documentation gives example 
annotations, the title element should be shown.

>The RDF primer at http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-primer/ may well
>be helpful to understand these issues.

Thanks, I'll read that.



Nathan Young
N. C. Young Design
Received on Tuesday, 22 October 2002 15:35:40 UTC

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