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Re: Schema.org

From: Bob Ferris <zazi@elbklang.net>
Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2011 10:40:23 +0200
Message-ID: <4DE9EF77.5000705@elbklang.net>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Hi Robert,

you may have a look at the FAQ on this site:

"Why microdata? Why not RDFa or microformats?" [1]

Cheers,


Bob


[1] http://schema.org/docs/faq.html#14

On 6/4/2011 10:32 AM, Roberto Mirizzi wrote:
> Very interesting, but why only microdata? Where is the old good RDFa?
>
> Then, they say:
> "For example, <h1>Avatar</h1> tells the browser to display the text
> string "Avatar" in a heading 1 format. However, the HTML tag doesn't
> give any information about what that text string means—"Avatar" could
> refer to the a hugely successful 3D movie, or it could refer to a type
> of profile picture"
>
> Well, actually schema.org doesn't solve this issue: let's consider
> another example similar to the previous one:
> "For example, <h1>London</h1> tells the browser to display the text
> string "London" in a heading 1 format. However, the Schema.org/City
> 'class' doesn't give any information about which city the string refers
> to—"London" could refer to at least 25 different cities all over the
> world".
>
> On the contrary with RDFa, you could specify, e.g., something like:
> <span ... resource="http://dbpedia.org/resource/London">London></span>
> to refer to the capital to the UK.
>
> cheers,
> roberto (hoping for a real semantic web search in the future)
>
>
> Il 03/06/2011 15.14, Juan Sequeda ha scritto:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I'm surprised nobody has started the discussion on the gran
>> announcement of Google, Yahoo and Bing on schema.org <http://schema.org>
>>
>> What do you all think? Is this a step forward or a step backwards?
>>
>> Is this "the best news I have heard in years regarding the structured
>> Web, RDF, and the semantic Web" [1] or not?
>>
>> Looking forward to this discussion!
>>
>> [1] http://www.mkbergman.com/962/structured-web-gets-massive-boost/
>>
>> Juan Sequeda
>> +1-575-SEQ-UEDA
>> www.juansequeda.com <http://www.juansequeda.com>
>
> --
> Roberto Mirizzi
> http://sisinflab.poliba.it/mirizzi
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