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Re: fun with embedded RDF

From: Ian Davis <iand@internetalchemy.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 08:59:51 +0000
Message-ID: <43FD7987.9040105@internetalchemy.org>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>, www-archive+breadcrumbs@w3.org, "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@csail.mit.edu>

On 23/02/2006 08:39, Dan Connolly wrote:
> I got fed up with the quirky XHTML idioms that I was
> using in my homepage and scratched them in favor of
> hCalendar and embedded RDF today.
> 
> It's quite handy to be able to draw from all sorts of
> RDF vocabularies without writing custom XSLT transformations.
> hCalendar markup is almost intolerably verbose, and
> I thought embedded RDF would be tediously verbose, since
> it's general purpose and not specialized for the idioms on
> this page. But I have come to sorta the opposite conclusion:
> there's an economy of scale in being able to copy and paste
> little bits of XHTML across pages.

Thanks. That's useful feedback.
> 
> but that says that the tripToFrance made xyz, where I
> want to say that I made xyz. And I can't add another
> id="me" inside the vevent, because id's have to be unique.

Yes there are a few limitations of the approach. It's an 80% solution 
without doubt. There are some possible convolutions using <label 
for="..."> but..yuck!


> I've got some schemas that I want to re-do using XHTML/GRDDL...
> I started reviving HyperRDF
>  http://www.w3.org/2000/07/hs78/

Interesting - a first glance appears to show a lot of similarities. I 
need to read this properly. What's the best way to move forward on 
reconciling the various approaches?


Ian
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