Re: What is A technical briefing paper

basically the reason I am suggesting the RDFa is that I think you guys  
have done a great job but as we have now developed the ISO Metadata  
for Learning Resources standard (ISO 19788), and it is very RDF  
compliant, I think it'd help a lot of people if we could point to your  
explanation and show a consistent way of using the terms with both and the MLR - which is what I am working on in the  
AccessForAll standard (ISO 24751), for example.

I cannot write the code myself but if you agree it'd help, I am sure  
we can find someone who can ...


On 06/06/2014, at 4:07 PM, Phil Barker wrote:

> Hello Liddy, thank you for your comments. Part of the reason for the  
> emphasis on microdata over RDFa is the inordinately long time it  
> took me to write the briefing (Lorna was much prompter with her  
> contributions). I started before the recent updates that put RDFa  
> and JSON-LD on an equal footing on the site in terms of  
> examples etc. I didn't have space for bilingual examples in  
> microdata and RDFa and didn't want to use one syntax while the main  
> site I would recommend for people who decide to implement schema  
> used the other. Also, I must admit find microdata easier that RDFa  
> and I find it easier to explain in terms of microdata  
> (yes I know RDFa lite 1.1 is easier that RDFa, but that's one more  
> thing to explain).
> I hope the code examples are enough to illustrate the  
> approach, I didn't really want to go to far into the syntax  
> options.  The publication is licensed cc-by (and we'll be putting  
> editable text online soon), if someone wants to produce an RDFa  
> version I'ld be happy to do what  I can to help.
> Phil
> Sent from my ASUS Pad
> Liddy Nevile <> wrote:
>> Phil and Lorna
>> thanks for this really useful work -
>> My only comment is a little sadness that you seem to privilege
>> microdata over RDFa etc... You say that microdata is the most
>> frequently used but, IMHO, you contribute to that situation  by  
>> making
>> it easy for folks to use microdata but don't show how to use RDFa. Of
>> course you do refer to it etc but I wonder if in an explanation of
>> that is sure to become very popular, it'd be good to
>> include both approaches?
>> Liddy
>> On 06/06/2014, at 1:57 AM, Phil Barker wrote:
>>> Hello all.
>>> I hope you don't mind me using this list to advertise a briefing
>>> paper which aims to describe I also invite comments and
>>> discussion on how it might be improved in future revisions.
>>> As part of our work for Creative Commons on managing the Learning
>>> Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI), Cetis today publish a new
>>> technical briefing paper “What is”.
>>> We often find that when explaining the technology approach of LRMI
>>> we are mostly talking about, so this briefing, which
>>> describes the specification for a technical audience
>>> should be of interest to anyone thinking about implementing or using
>>> LRMI in a website or other tool. It should also be of interest to
>>> people who plan to use for describing other types of
>>> resource.
>>> You can download the briefing from
>>> Best regards, Phil
>>> -- 
>>> Phil Barker           @philbarker
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