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Re: how dirty can the HTML be, and still be RDFa?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:34:28 -0500
Message-ID: <4ECFDFB4.7070009@openlinksw.com>
To: public-xg-webid@w3.org
On 11/25/11 7:37 AM, Henry Story wrote:
> If I were you I'd hurry, because it does
> not do the Windows toolchain you keep speaking about any favours, that 
> it has been three years that you are on
> this list and that you still don't have anything to show. Perhaps you 
> are working for Oracle in disguise? ;-)

Windows tool chain works fine if you are ready to dabble. We've 
implemented a native Windows solution for over a year (whenever I posted 
the Windows Wizard examples generation of Certs with WebID watermarks).

What Peter is trying to do is showcase the route a typical Windows 
developer would take en route to implementing WebID. Now Peter wants to 
use all the Windows parts, so Virtuoso is sorta out of the loop since 
this is a complete WebID solution natively implemented on Windows and 
other platforms. He wants to build something like the module we've built 
for Virtuoso using .NET and at this juncture he can't locate an RDFa 
parser since the spec covertly mandates RDFa or RDF/XML. Unlike Apache, 
IIS doesn't have a massive collection of add-on modules for handling RDF 
resources a manner that reflects typical Window developer patterns for 
the WWW based on IIS (we do all or format handling inside the Virtuoso 

Peter's fundamental message is that Windows adoption is important to 
WebID, there's no way around that reality. Java is not the answer, 
neither are the collection of scripting toys out there. Thus, there has 
to be a roadmap for Windows that actually works.

Peter: the solution to your problem really lies in a callout for .NET 
components that deal with RDFa and RDF/XML parsing + proper content 
negotiation handling. We opted to build our own DBMS hosted multi 
protocol server (circa. 1998) because we anticipated the real inflection 
that the InterWeb was going to place on computing. As immodest as this 
might sound, we did actually anticipate today many many years ago :-)



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