W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-rdf-interest@w3.org > April 2002

RE: QNames for Better Visuals?

From: Lee Jonas <ljonas@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 16:20:35 +0100
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BHEBLIPMOCPANFNNEJNECEFBCCAA.ljonas@acm.org>

The idea of QNames in attribute values is not a new one, see [1].

It would help to address something that has niggled me for some time: the
verboseness of RDF (and XML in general).  However, it is not part of RDF M&S
1.0 and the RDF Core WG don't consider it in scope, so I doubt it will get
addressed in the near future :-(

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/03/rdf-tracking/#rdfms-qnames-as-attrib-values

regards

Lee Jonas

-----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 14:18
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.
Received on Sunday, 7 April 2002 11:16:49 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 7 December 2009 10:51:53 GMT