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Re: linking from HTML document to RDF (meta)data

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 13:11:01 -0400
Message-ID: <44524CA5.6040008@acm.org>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
CC: public-swbp-wg@w3.org

Pat Hayes wrote:
>> Has SWBPD expressed an opinion on best practice for linking from an 
>> HTML document to an RDF document that describes it and/or attempts to 
>> provide equivalent content?
> There might be different ways for those two different relationships, 
> right? That is, if the RDF is about the HTML, case 1, or about the same 
> topic as the HTML, case 2, as in the 'vocabulary' examples recently 
> discussed where the GET request can choose between HTML and RDF 
> renderings (?) of the 'same' topic. Seems like we might want to keep 
> those cases distinct.

Right.  But if using <a> or <link> were the recommendation you could 
just use different values of the "rel" attribute for these cases.

>>  (This seems like it ought to be a FAQ, and I must be missing 
>> something obvious;  I've looked on the SWBPD page;   have I not found 
>> the right reference?)
>> "Expressing Simple Dublin Core in RDF/XML" 
>> <http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmes-xml/> suggests using <link 
>> rel="meta" href="mydoc.dcxml" />, where mydoc.dcxml is the RDF/XML 
>> document.  But what I frequently see is a plain old link, e.g., in 
>> this case something like <a href="/mydoc.dcxml" >RDF</a> (or an 
>> equivalent button, as used at the bottom of the RDF specs).  It seems 
>> as if some recommendations along these lines would be helpful.
> Indeed.
> Pat
>> --Frank
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