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Re: RDF in SVG [was Re: reminder: RDF Core specs in Last Call]

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2003 12:51:55 -0500
Message-ID: <3E8B233B.2070603@mitre.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org, www-rdf-comments@w3.org, dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>


 From the perspective of the Primer, this might be a tad tricky.  We 
explicitly removed discussion of how to embed RDF in HTML from the 
Primer, and while I can appreciate that SVG is a different story, 
nevertheless a reader might wonder why consider this special case, and 
not the more general issue of embedding.  It's also not exactly an 
"application" of RDF, or at least not a distinct one.  There's an RDF 
example in Section 21.3 of the SVG 1.1 spec, but this is an example of 
using Dublin Core vocabulary, rather than a distinct application of RDF. 
  However, one possibility (not necessarily a substitute for talking 
about it in Syntax) might be to add a paragraph to the Primer's Dublin 
Core section noting that SVG example, pointing out that SVG provides an 
explicit mechanism for embedding RDF metadata, and noting, for example, 
that XMP (Adobe) is another example where people are making explicit 
provision for incorporating RDF metadata for describing instances in 
various data formats.


Brian McBride wrote:

> Reading through this, the comment I see is a request that the syntax doc 
> contain add a section 10 to discuss embedding RDF in SVG.  I note that 
> SVG has created a very nice slot for inserting RDF (and any other) 
> metadata into SVG :)  I also note an offer from Chris to help draft such 
> a section.
> This looks to me as a nice to have, but not essential, and given the 
> comment is very late, I don't think we have an obligation to accept it.
> However, if the syntax editor, (or possibly the primer editor) were 
> willing, we might indicate to Chris that if he were to provide us with a 
> draft, we would try to fit include it.  Another possible home would be 
> the FAQ.
> I'm open to advice from our team contact or elsewhere, but I suggest:
>   o we don't accept this as a last call comment - too late and not 
> substantive
>   o we invite Chris to prepare a draft on how to embed RDF in SVG
>   o the syntax editor or primer editor have discretion to use the material
>   o if it doesn't go in a rec track doc we'll put it in the FAQ, or 
> possibly Chris could put it in the SVG FAQ and we could link to it - ah 
> - google doesn't find a W3C FAQ for SVG
> Comments?
> Brian

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