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Re: microdata use cases and Getting data out of poorly written Web pages

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 04:17:32 -0700
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <4F04FDDE-486E-47DB-B806-204A794DA9B7@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On May 11, 2009, at 2:05 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Mon, 11 May 2009, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> I think a fruitful exercise to apply to this proposal would be to
>> determine wether microdata markup following this proposal could  
>> readily
>> be extracted as RDF. RDF already has many concrete syntaxes; I gather
>> that what RDF experts consider important is the underlying data  
>> model.
>> Can data marked up as Ian suggests be extracted as RDF triples? It  
>> seems
>> to me this is what is most important for those who wish to  
>> interoperate
>> with an RDF toolchain.
> The proposed spec actually defines how to do this:
>   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#rdf
> ...and Philip implemented a demo of how this might work that you can  
> test:
>   http://philip.html5.org/demos/microdata/demo.html
> (Scroll to the bottom to see the RDF output.)

Cool. Would any RDF experts care to comment on whether the proposed  
method of translation to RDF is correct and useful?

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