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Re: Announcement: Firefox Navibar Extension 0.10

From: Jeremy Wong 黃泓量 <jeremy@miko.hk>
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 18:07:50 +0800
Message-ID: <43C0E476.8080206@miko.hk>
To: "siebeneicher@oaklett.org" <siebeneicher@oaklett.org>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org

The short answer is, that "rdfs:Class" is a convention for that purpose.

The long answer is, in analogy to the HTML case, you are using TABLE to 
layout a web page rather than using STYLE to layout.

Without requiring you to learn RDFS/OWL, you can simply use the property 
"map:container" instead of the IRI "urn:sitemap:root" as the 
starting-point to build-up trees.

Jeremy Wong 黃泓量

siebeneicher@oaklett.org wrote:

> Jeremy Wong 黃泓量 wrote:
>> Why do you use the IRI "urn:sitemap:root" as the starting-point of 
>> your software's navigation? I think you should use the "rdfs:Class" 
>> facility instead of defining the use of any specific IRI...
> The short answer is, that i never mentioned exactly this question.
> The long answer is, that during writing of the specification i thought 
> of using OWL as theoreticaly the best format to represent the ontology 
> of a website. Unfortunately Firefox do not supprt any OWL or RDFS and 
> instead i decide to use simple RDF. It was only of practical reasons 
> that i chose RDF. (Yes, RDF and RDFS could be combined, but at the 
> time of writing i want a strict separation)
> I know that the NNS format has some faults and from my point of view 
> NNS is not intended to be an official standard format for the internet 
> although it has some interesting ideas. For example the "container" 
> and "embedded" elements which complements each other. If any container 
> or emebedded element would be named like a Class is namend in RDFS, it 
> would be similar to RDFS but without using RDFS.
> To my regret, i do not know much of the current OWL/RDFS/RDF/... 
> trends and on going works. So, please tell me what practical advantage 
> users and programms(or programmers) would have if the format would use 
> rdfs:Class instead of the IRI "urn:sitemap:root" to define the 
> starting point of the Sitemaps graph.
> Markus
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