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Re: XHTML Invalidity / WML2 / New XHTML 1.1 Attribute

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 19:36:49 -0000
Message-ID: <005a01c06473$60525900$d1dd93c3@z5n9x1>
To: "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@swartzfam.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Cc: <www-talk@w3.org>
> What is the SW and what is an SW format? Are you saying a semantic
> text editor? An XML writer? Please explain.

With pleasure.
SW Format: I believe that the best scenario for creating an interfacable
Seamntic Web (SW) is to provide a framework that is based on XHTML and RDF:
i.e. a sort of hybrid document/data format. I tried to do this myself with
annotations, but as usual got a bit bogged down. At the end of the day we
need a format that is Semantic but can be easily rnendered using CSS. Plain
XML can already acheive this, but doesn't have the correct smeantics (too
broad), so I think an XHTML/RDF hybrid is a good direction to go.
SW/SW Editor: The problem is that this format will be quite necessarily
complex. Therefore, you would need some kind of WYSIWYG editor for it. It
should also be able to partially understand other well described XML/RDF
formats, ala "Partial Understanding" in TimBL's design notes (forgot the
URI).
What is required is an editor/browser that can reder/understand/display a
documentized form of RDF, as well as understanding any other RDF. In other
words, it should be possible to store all of your data as a form of RDF
(with a few extra semantics) and broswe and edit it quite easily. I have
already showed it is possible to store data as RDF and documentize it on the
fly. With XLink capabilities and CSS added to the mixture, the hypermedia
possibilities are endless!

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
http://www.mysterylights.com/sbp/
http://www.w3.org/WAI/ [ERT/GL/PF]
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
   - Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.
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