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Re: RDFa in 10sec

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 12:28:20 +0100
To: "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Cc: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tnsfhio1smjzpq@acer3010.lan>

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 21:47:39 +0100, Hausenblas, Michael  
<michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at> wrote:

> How would you explain RDFa to someone that is not
> into it, in 10sec?

Depends who I am talking to.

Here's one: When you do a search on the Web for "Pascal", the search  
engine doesn't know if you mean the programming language, the philosopher,  
or any of a dozen other possibilities. Amongsat other things RDFa helps  
the search engine work out what a page is about.

Another: When you look at a web page about an event such as a conference,  
you can see where it is, when it will happen, and so on. If the browser  
knew that too it could offer to add it to your calendar, show a map of the  
location, find flights there, look up hotels, maybe even offer to fill in  
your details on the registration form.

Received on Thursday, 15 February 2007 11:28:30 UTC

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