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Re: is this valid to make a named graph in RDFa?

From: Golda Velez <gv@btucson.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 07:30:47 -0700
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <200803100730.48694.gv@btucson.com>

On Monday 10 March 2008 2:48, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> >> But if you really need to play with that use N3. The best is to try  
> >> to
> >> keep things as simple as possible.
> >
> > Hm - I might use N3 on the back end eventually, right now its all  
> > mysql and perl - but the presentation end is what I'm working on 
currently,  and that has to be something browser-parsable.
> 
> If you have the Tabulator extension for Firefox, it will allow a user to
> read the data an N3 graph, with subgraphs in bubbles.  We have used it
> to look at justifications of the form 'that document with these  
> properties led us to believe the following ...'
> 
> timbl
> 

Got it - I'd meant to install Tabulator, now I have.  But, when I said 
'browser-parsable', I should have specified 'for the average user' since my 
sites are directed at non-technical audience, and I want them to help 
annotate the data.

Do you think that a tool like Tabulator is necessary to write into the 
semantic web?   I was envisioning a portal site that presents data to the 
user in a very low-entry-bar way, and uses old fashioned forms to get users 
to enter annotations in a precise way. This would include making annotations 
about other URIs that are not inside the portal, hopefully including URIs of 
individual statements or graphs.

If you use Tabulator, can you 'write' data into/onto/about any page that has 
RDF in it?  Do the original server(s) where the data is stored have to accept 
the update, or can you write it into some other friendly data repositories 
somewhere?   I'll try to read more precisely but I don't want to draw the 
wrong conclusions and start spreading rumors ;-)

Thanks!

--Golda
Received on Monday, 10 March 2008 14:20:47 UTC

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