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Re: RDFa and Web Directions North 2009

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 01:21:33 +0000 (UTC)
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0902150107230.952@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 14 Feb 2009, Manu Sporny wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > With Fuzzbot, what is the problem? Examples of what is "smarter" would be 
> > good. How would this help an author writing on a Facebook blog or a user 
> > reading that blog, say?
> Sam, Ian, and other RDFa/SWD/W3C/WHATWG folks,
> I have formatted the above use case into a template that I believe is 
> acceptable to WHATWG/HTML5:
> http://rdfa.info/wiki/rdfa-use-cases#Using_a_Data_Model_to_Generate_User_Interfaces

That's much more useful, yes.

I wouldn't worry too much about the various solutions in each case -- a 
list of solutions can never be complete, and people will never agree on 
what consists a pro and a con. What would be useful, though, is an example 
of how RDFa is expected to solve the problem, e.g. with sample markup 
showing how the relevant data might be encoded and code snippets showing 
how the data would then be processed; and a discussion of ways to deal 
with the likely problems (e.g., for this particular use case: how to deal 
with authors screwing up and encoding bad data, how to deal with apathy 
from sites that you want to scrape data from, how to deal with malicious 
authors encoding misleading data, how to deal with spammers, how to deal 
with requirements like Amazon's desire to track per-developer usage, how 
to enable monetization for producers who are intentionally obfuscating the 
data today, etc. I expect other use cases will have different problems).

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