Re: The need for RDF in Linked Data

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Luca Matteis <> wrote:
> So how do we define the line between Documents and Data? Is HTML a document
> and RDF data? But then HTML annotated as RDFa becomes data?

No. I think you're losing the "linked" distinction.

* You can use the Web to distribute data, but...
* ...if that data doesn't name and distinguish entities using URIs,
then it isn't (usefully) linked
* ...if that data doesn't declare relationships between entities with
URI-named predicates, then it isn't (usefully) linked

So, given a client's ability to interpret relationships between
entities expressed via e.g. RDFa, an HTML page can easily contribute
to the Web of Data.


John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Director, Web Science Operations
Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
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Received on Monday, 17 June 2013 10:48:23 UTC