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Re: Schema for EMails and Contacts

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 12:21:03 +0000
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To: Leo Sauermann <leo@ist.org>
Cc: www-rdf-calendar@w3.org


This may not be quite what you're looking for, but...

As it happens, I'm in the process of reviving an old Internet draft of mine 
[1], which headlines as an XML format for email messages, though it is also 
intended to be RDF-compatible.  There's no RDF schema yet, but the 
vocabulary is visible and the final work should include both RDF- and 
XML-schema.  The namespace URI has yet to be finalized.

Chris Croome did express an interest to work with me to also make the 
format compatible with RSS usage (I'm not sure exactly what that would 
mean, which is why I welcome such input).

I'm currently in the process of getting a new mailing list arranged for 
review/discussion, then I'll re-issue as an Internet draft (the previous 
version is long expired).  When that's done, I guess I'll copy the draft 
announcent to RDF-IG.

My plan for this, following review and improvement, is to request 
publication as an informational RFC.  If it ever gets picked up by a 
standard-track IETF protocol, or if there's sufficient interest, there is a 
possibility of requesting a move to standards track.


     (copy of expired Internet draft)

At 07:49 PM 1/19/03 +0100, Leo Sauermann wrote:
>I am working on a diploma thesis about an old idea of mine,
>Integrating all data that I access every day into a central system using 
>rdf (ought to be useful somehow).
>One goal is to include all Emails, Contacts and Appointments of mine into 
>a RDF model/database.
>I have followed the project that is about PALM integration (as i am using 
>a palm myself).
>Now I am searching for a schema that describes emails, contacts and 
>appointments. I followed your VCalendar / iCal discussions and I got the 
>impression that its not very easy to implement applications that make use 
>of rdf in this topic.
>But I think that RDF is the "killer" in personal knowledge management and 
>therefore I want to create a wrapper for MS-Outlook that transforms 
>MS-Outlook into a RDF Model on the fly - but
>- Which schema describes Emails, contacts and appointments 
>(Microsoft-independent) ?
>- Where can i download it .... ?
>I already found some schemas in the Netscape/Mozilla RDF thingy, but my 
>feeling says that there has to be some CENTRAL schema for this stuff that 
>experts like you all know about...
>Greetings from Vienna/Austria
>Leo Sauermann

Graham Klyne
Received on Monday, 20 January 2003 07:12:19 UTC

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