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RE: Atom "Category"

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 14:48:02 -0000
Message-ID: <F5839D944C66C049BDB45F4C1E3DF89D18DB34@exchange31.fed.cclrc.ac.uk>
To: 'Danny Ayers' <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, public-esw-thes@w3.org

Hi Danny,

> 	3.7 The Category Construct	
> 			Category constructs contain information 
> about a category to which an	
> 			Atom feed or entry is associated.	
> 			3.7.1 The "term" Attribute	
> 			The "term" attribute will be a string 
> which identifies the category	
> 			within the categorization scheme to 
> which the entry or feed belongs.	
> 			Category constructs MUST have a "term" 
> attribute.	

I would change the name of this attribute to "id" because functionally
that's what it is, and "term" is so overloaded (i.e. people may get confused
about the difference with "term" and "label").

Otherwise seems sensible, shouldn't be a problem to interoperate with SKOS

> At this point in time it seems unlikely that Atom will be related to
> RDF in the primary specification, hopefully a fairly clean mapping
> will be possible (worse case scenario is yet-another-XML-syntax
> through XSLT).

I found the RDF/A proposal very interesting [1].  It makes possible the
design of XML syntaxes that can be parsed *directly* as RDF (rather than
having to go through an XSL transform first).  RDF/A is probably too young
for Atom, but interesting nonetheless.  

> In a very near space, Morten Frederikson has built a wonderful little
> plugin, "FOAF Output" [3]  for the WordPress blog/content management
> system, part of which takes the user-defined categories (which
> WordPress supports as a hierarchy of labels), automatically
> constructing a little SKOS ontology based on this and annotating the
> RSS 1.0 (RDF/XML) feed with the user's categorizations in a
> machine-friendly fashion. Example at [4,5].

This is nice :)



[1] http://www.formsplayer.com/notes/rdf-a.html

> [3] 
[4] http://dannyayers.com/archives/author/site-admin/skos.rdf
[5] http://dannyayers.com/feed/rdf/


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