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ISSUE 248 - Microformats

From: Manrique Lopez <manrique.lopez@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 10:03:55 +0200
Message-ID: <486DD96B.30709@fundacionctic.org>
To: public-bpwg@w3.org

Hello group,

ISSUE 248 asks if mobile device browsers can make use of microformats, 
and I would said definitely yes.

When I read about microformats, I hope we are also talking about adding 
semantic content to the markup (semantic annotation?), using 
technologies like RDFa[1], GRDDL[2] or even SKOS[3] i.e.

At CTIC we have done research on this topic, and we have found several 
scenarios where semantic annotated content could be helpful for mobile 
web context. For example:
* Semantic annotation for people, geo-position, etc. data could be 
useful for contextual searching, so browsers could show only the 
information that would be relevant for the user, or even mobile apps 
could extract information from the web (dates, telephone numbers, etc.).
* Automatic form filling based in semantic annotation of form inputs.
* Content transformation tools could be helped by semantic annotated 
content, making web browsing more contextual.

Just some ideas to share. Best regards,

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/
[3] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/

José Manrique López de la Fuente <manrique.lopez@fundacionctic.org>
Área de Tecnología
Fundación CTIC
Web: http://www.fundacionctic.org
Tel: (+34) 984 29 12 12
Parque Científico Tecnológico de Gijón
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