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Wiki space for SWIG collaboration Re: Semantic Web for the Film Industry

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:57:12 +0100
Message-ID: <CAFfrAFr6idsS7=9i-qGcQY6S27Yc_AqsdT-gNhzyHrSQku3RHw@mail.gmail.com>
To: gouadjed@eoweo.com
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
On 12 March 2012 15:45, Ghalem Ouadjed (EOWEO) <gouadjed@eoweo.com> wrote:
> Hi
> so do i. Working also on this kind of project but with a french language
> strong restriction area and i will not explain why so there...:)
> I think a wiki could be a nice method but why not a drupal content solution?

Re wiki, SWIG members (that's us...) are welcome to use W3C's main
Wiki, http://www.w3.org/wiki/

In fact, it evolved from the old ESW that we set up during the
original SWAD-Europe and SWAD projects, ages ago. So you'll find a lot
of SemWeb notes in there already. For more recent example, the Web
Schemas Task Force wiki pages are all in there, see
http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas  and nearby. It's quite a nice
system --- you can use hierarchical URLs to keep things together, and
mediawiki templates. In recent weeks I've been using
http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/SchemaDotOrgProposals to keep track
of proposals for schema.org that are being discussed over in

As part of this, we got an extension added to the wiki for posting
markup examples; e.g. see
http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/Singularity#RDFa_impact ... this is
really handy!

Also templates are quite easy and let you create simple mini-sites.
For each Wiki entry that is about a schema.org proposal, I put this in
the top of the page:


...this imports markup and fills out the template based on the content
in http://www.w3.org/wiki/Template:SchemaDotOrgProposal

In this particular case, the template text is:

<div style="background-color: #FADADD; color: #000; padding:
3px;">''This is a [[WebSchemas]] proposal '{{{name}}}'  for
[http://schema.org/ schema.org]. See
[[WebSchemas/SchemaDotOrgProposals|Proposals listing]] for more.
Status:  {{{status}}}''</div>

...this should be reasonably self-explanatory: parameters contain
values like 'name', 'status'. And the template also adds some relevant
categories too.

I've nothing against Drupal, but there's a lot to be said for keeping
notes close to other relate discussions, and a Wiki (especially an
area of a larger wiki rather than a separate installation) has many
benefits there.

Hope this helps,


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