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Re: Facebook's definition of a Place

From: Marengo Marco <marco.marengo@telecomitalia.it>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 15:15:47 +0100
To: Jens de Smit <jens.desmit@surfnet.nl>
CC: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, "public-poiwg@w3.org" <public-poiwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6599ACF2-B280-4A45-BA20-DD29DCA3C36B@telecomitalia.it>

Il giorno 04/nov/2010, alle ore 14.56, Jens de Smit ha scritto:
>>> Hi,
>>> you may have heard that Facebook opened its APIs for reading (ok, it was available since a few months) and writing (since yesterday). I think Facebook's definition of "POI" might be interesting for our WG, even if it looks a bit too simple to me.
>>
>> Yes, imho this is very relevant. See also their http://opengraphprotocol.org which has some basic location pieces too, in RDFa. I think dealing with multiple notations will be inevitable for this wg.
>
> One thing I'm worried about when using multiple notations is that, as a
> user/developer you will need tools to convert between one notation and
> the other. Won't this be very obfuscated to the uninitiated and thereby
> prevent adoption?

>From a developer point of view, I like the approach of having multiple notations. Having the same information provided with multiple output formats would allow easier integration of POI data in existing web applications. Supporting a single notation requires conversion tools or ad-hoc parsers. At the same time, supporting multiple output formats may result in a more difficult specification process, as in such case we should be *really* careful in separating the data model from the representation format, or we would end in exacerbating the "poi representation languages" diaspora instead of stopping it.


Marco

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