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Re: SW Best Practices WG - draft charter: Add Embedding RDF in XHTML

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 17:12:46 +0100
Message-ID: <3FCB687E.5070902@cs.vu.nl>
To: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Ralph R. Swick wrote:

> At 12:56 AM 11/11/2003 +0000, Guus Schreiber wrote:
>>   http://www.cs.vu.nl/~guus/public/bp-charter.html
>>We welcome any comments you might have on this draft
> I propose that the Best Practices WG be the formal home for the
> RDF in XHTML task force [1].  That task force has been chartered
> previously under the Semantic Web Coordination Group.  It has
> been making steady progress toward its mission of recommending
> (small 'r') a way to proceed to "achieve a common, widely accepted
> way of representing RDF metadata within an XHMTL document." [2].
> The "embedding" task force has been proceeding more slowly than
> expected and would, I believe, benefit from more visibility.  Conversely,
> making this task force part of the Best Practices WG charter would
> set a precedent for the type of problem that I hope this WG should be
> tackling; practical problems faced by real applications of W3C
> Semantic Web technologies.  In the case of RDF in XHTML, the
> issue cuts across more than one W3C Activity and requires the
> Semantic Web community to work with others to find a mutually
> acceptable solution.
> The draft BPWG charter [3] has a bullet under the second focus to
> "setup and maintain a repository of guidelines for ... how to combine
> RDF/OWL with XML/XHTML". [4]
> I propose that this bullet be made more explicit and be called out
> as a primary deliverable for this focus area (perhaps even for the
> WG as a whole.  Specifically, change the first paragraph under
> Focus 2: FAQs and how-to-do-it guidelines to:
> The goal of this focus area is to provide support for practical issues
> related to ontology engineering and use for the semantic web.  The
> BPWG will be the sponsoring group for the RDF in XHTML Task Force [1],
> currently chartered under the Semantic Web Coordination Group.  The
> BPWG will, in conjunction with the HTML WG, deliver per [5] a WG Note
> proposing a way of representing RDF metadata within an XHMTL document.
> Other Working Group Notes may be developed from topics brought by WG
> participants.  The BPWG will also consider using Wiki techniques to
> create a repository of guidelines.  Additional areas for guideline
> development include:
> . constructing ontologies, covering typical modeling problems such as
>   defaults, part-of, .... These guidelines will take the form of
>   ontology patterns.  As an example, see Chris Welty's part-whole
>   pattern.
> . ontology mapping: how to use multiple heterogeneous ontologies in an
>   interoperable way.
> . ontology integration/unification vs. mapping (the latter is usually
>   preferred)
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2003/08/rdf-in-xhtml-charter
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2003/08/rdf-in-xhtml-charter#_Mission
> [3] http://www.cs.vu.nl/~guus/public/bp-charter.html
> [4] http://www.cs.vu.nl/~guus/public/bp-charter.html#focus2
> [5] http://www.w3.org/2003/03/rdf-in-xml.html


Thanks for these suggestions. These have been incorporated, with a few 
editorial modifications, in the new version of the draft charter, see:



> -Ralph

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