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Re: How?

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 12:15:16 -0800
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To: "Sean Palmer" <wapdesign@wapdesign.org.uk>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
At 04:36 PM 11/22/00 +0000, Sean Palmer wrote:
>why don't you just write your own little schema for it, and use it:-

A) I don't even have a clear idea of what a schema is.
B) Even knowing what one is wouldn't make me able to write one. E.g. I know 
what a symphony is, but I can't really write one.

Of course my main reason for twitting the rdf-interest group is to let them 
know that none of this stuff will happen so long as it's in the hands of 
the "keepers of the flame" and not available to anyone with a match. I got 
replies (from Seth and others) that zoomed right over my pointy little head.

So in two messages to rdf-interest ("When?" and "How?") I have answers 
ranging from "you can already do it, just..." to "of course it won't validate".

Now I'm not totally unsophisticated in these matters and I know if I 
immersed myself in learning how to do more I could probably "just include 
the RDF" or some such but how about the other 99.3% of the potential 
authors of Webstuff? Those who have no clue whatsoever as to what "http" 
signifies? Those who use a popular authoring tool or the "save as HTML" 
feature of MS Word? What is the answer to "How?" for them? And when will 
they have their "When?"

If it becomes an inherent part of authoring to include some "what" type 
information it might lead to a more accessible, machine-searchable, dare I 
say it - a "Semantic" Web.

Here: the XHTML site at http://rdf.pair.com/xchecker.htm was written by the 
"who" with the address of love26@gorge.net on the "when" of 7 November 
2000. The author claims Triple-A Conformance to WCAG 1.0 and the site is 
intended to provide a tabular means of accessing the WAI/WCAG Guidelines. 
Now what do I do *SPECIFICALLY* to include that in the file in a form that 
can be located by any known RDF "parser" or whatever and maintain the 
validation of the site by the W3C validators (XHTML and CSS)?

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