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GRDDL Going to Last Call

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 22:57:05 -0500
Message-ID: <45C7FC91.2050309@ibiblio.org>
To: Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@oracle.com>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, www-archive@w3.org

I'm Harry Halpin, the Chair of the GRDDL WG [1] which links XML and XHTML(including "microformats") to the Semantic Web in order to facilitate the deployment of the Semantic Web.  

 In order to prevent a "surprise" Last Call, I'd like for your WG to know  that we are going to go, barring any final comments or problems, to  request move to Last Call on or shortly after Feb 15th for the following three documents:

 1) GRDDL Specification [2]
 2) GRDDL Primer [3]
 3) GRDDL Use Cases [4]
 We believe this technology is related to the SWEO WG, and  we'd appreciate if this message was forwarded to either your listserv or to interested parties in your list.

  In particular, we think this W3C Specification addresses the myth that it is either hard to convert legacy XML or XHTML data to RDF, since we provide an easy and standardized procedural method for doing so. Furthermore, we provide an easy-way to move microformat data to RDF, showing that "microformats" and the Semantic Web are not incompatible at all, but that using GRDDL microformats can be shown to be expressing Semantic Web data. With enough work and support in making GRDDL transformations and placing them in profile URIs of microformats, the Semantic Web can begin immediately to deploy large amounts of data. Furthermore, it provides an easy way to move XML data to RDF, and we hope more people make GRDDL transformations from popular XML dialects.
 [2] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/rdxh/spec
 [3] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/doc29/primer.html
 [4] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/doc43/scenario-gallery.htm

        thank you,


Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh 
http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426
Received on Tuesday, 6 February 2007 03:57:14 UTC

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