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Re: html for scholarly communication: RASH, Scholarly HTML or Dokieli?

From: Silvio Peroni <silvio.peroni@unibo.it>
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2017 22:55:26 +0200
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To: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
Hi Sarven, all,

> * authors have the freedom to express themselves as accurately as they
> can, typically within the scope of the language (HTML5).

Well, in principle and for what concern SH-CG, I’m not against the possibility of using of the whole the tags of HTML5. 

However, if we do so, we need to provide clear guidelines and rules to explain how to use all of them in the context of SH-CG. HTML5 is powerful and very expressive, but leaves a lot of freedom to express semantically-identical structures in different ways. This possible alternatives can cause ambiguities in how to express things, and this should be avoided.

Just to clarify: I’m talking about HTML tags right now, and I’m not entering in the RDFs et al. discussion – I don’t think it is the right time to address it, honestly. I still think that the idea of expressing existing articles by means of existing formats/approaches/vernaculars/etc. is the right way to proceed for starting something. All these discussions can be postpone when we have examples to talk about.

Have a nice day :-)


Silvio Peroni, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
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