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RE: QNames for Better Visuals?

From: Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 16:17:10 +0200
To: <tony_hammond@harcourt.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EBEPLGMHCDOJJJPCFHEFEEKMFHAA.danny666@virgilio.it>
You can go even further, as in most circumstances the prefix won't be
necessary - does a human care if it's 'article' or 'xrf:article'?

See :
http://www.isacat.net/2002/svolgo/rdf2svg.htm


Nice work on DOI, btw, especially to see the SVG representations.

Cheers,
Danny.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
>[mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
>tony_hammond@harcourt.com
>Sent: 05 April 2002 15:18
>To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
>Subject: QNames for Better Visuals?
>
>
>
>Hi:
>
>I wondered what people think of using QNames for properties in (especially)
>SVG graphics and tucking away the URIs into XLinks. See:
>
>     http://www2.elsevier.co.uk/~tony/cookbook/
>
>Resource URIs are also truncated (but linked), as are literals. This allows
>for more detail to be compressed into a single screen shot. As an example
>the "Extended Article" SVG is much easier to read than if it had been
>decorated with full-blown URIs. Would be neat if some of the other
>GraphViz-based tools (Validator, IsaViz, etc) supported an option to render
>in this more compressed form. Seems to me that the property URIs are not of
>primary interest to the *human* reader but instead deflect attention from
>the main subject matter.
>
>Tony
>
>
>ps/
>In case you need it:
>
>Get the Adobe Plugin <http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/> to view the
>SVG.
>To drag image: ALT + <left-mouse-button> and use the cursor to position.
>To zoom either click on the <right-mouse-button>, or press CTRL to zoom in,
>CTRL-SHIFT to zoom out.
>
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