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Re: New W3C Web Site Launched

From: Paolo Bouquet <bouquet@disi.unitn.it>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 15:37:27 +0200
Message-ID: <4AD5D417.1040109@disi.unitn.it>
To: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
CC: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, site-comments@w3.org, chairs@w3.org, W3C Members <w3c-ac-members@w3.org>, w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
The University of Trento fully supports Michael's point. Perhaps the
Semantic Web group might put together a task force and make a very
concrete proposal on how this could be done in a short time. In case, we
volunteer for joining.

Best, Paolo

Michael Hausenblas wrote:
> Ian,
> Indeed, very nice job re design and usability. However, I think we should
> also take into account what our 'customers' think [1], [2]:
> "so, are #semanticweb standards too complicated when even the new #w3c site
> doesn't use them? #stopsnakeoil"
> "@iand apparently all of them: No (obvious) RDF export, no SPARQL API. Just
> some (broken!) hCalendar items."
> This is indeed a poor message we send out - why don't we eat our own
> dogfood? We have a couple of nice standards (RDFa, GRDDL, etc.) in this 
> area
> and should well be able to demonstrate that we are able to use them, IMHO.
> Sorry for spoiling the party, but given the broad uptake of semantic
> technologies in the governmental area (US, UK), the eCommerce domain
> (GoodRelations), linked data stuff and Google and Yahoo! processing
> structured data, I can't seriously explain to my colleagues or other W3C
> customers why we don't have structured data (preferably in RDF) 
> available at
> the new W3C site.
> Thoughts, anyone?
> Cheers,
>      Michael
> [1] http://twitter.com/bengee/status/4856670048
> [2] http://twitter.com/bengee/status/4856830531

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