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modeling link types

From: Bob DuCharme <bob@snee.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 22:58:53 -0400
Message-ID: <3EA8A46D.5090301@snee.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

I'm trying to model something in RDF. I want to identify the URL of a 
web page, the URL of another that it links to, a link type representing 
the opinion of whoever created the link about the page they linked to 
(e.g. values of boring, fabulous, confusing from the namespace 
http://www.snee.com/ns/linktypes#), and an optional mailto URL of 
whoever assigned the type value.

There must be a better way than this:

  <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
                      xmlns:t="http://www.snee.com/ns/linktypes#"
                      xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
                      xmlns:w="http://whatever/">

     <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://glikk"
              w:citingPg="http://thnad"
              xhtml:rel="t:fabulous"
              w:attributedTo="mailto://joe@snee.com"/>

     <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://bar"
              w:citingPg="http://foo"
              xhtml:rel="t:boring"
              w:attributedTo="mailto://joe@snee.com"/>

  </rdf:RDF>

I want to use existing attributes if possible, which is why I used 
xhtml:rel for the link type attribute. attributedTo is often used to 
show authorship in RDF tutorials, but I gather that it's just made up 
for the examples and not part of any namespace. Also, I want to keep the 
whole thing as terse as possible.

Any suggestions for improvements?

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