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Re: an alternative for microformat-like simplicity

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 13:51:44 +0100
Message-ID: <4A65B9E0.2030802@weborganics.co.uk>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
CC: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Hello Ben

Ben Adida wrote:
> Martin McEvoy wrote:
>> Do you not feel that you are trying to hit something with a sledge hammer?
> It may be a slightly larger hammer than necessary, but it's one that is
> already part of the RDF processing chain, so we get it for close to free
> instead of burdening RDFa processing with another entirely different
> technology.
>> a simpler approach may be to re-use XMDP profiles to define your vocab?
> Simpler in terms of vocabulary definition syntax... maybe a little bit.
> But this approach has the same problem as Mark's approach, which is that
> you cannot get any triples until you dereference the vocab, 

Can you get ant triples without dereferencing the vocab the  way you 
have proposed? I would like to see an example?
> so you can't
> even draw local conclusions, i.e. within a given web site, without
> hacking up your own special kind of triple store.

Well I don't know about that... suppose you used the google vocab for 
your terms.....

<div profile="http://rdf.data-vocabulary.org/#" typeof="Person">
   <span property="name">John Smith</span>
   <span property="nickname">Smithy</span>
   <span property="url">http://www.example.com</span>
   <span property="affiliation">ACME</span>
   <span rel="address">
     <span property="locality">Albuquerque</span>
   <span property="title">Engineer</span>
   <a href="http://darryl-blog.example.com/" rel="friend">Darryl</a>

No dereferencing needed is there?

Best wishes

Martin McEvoy
Received on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 12:52:32 UTC

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