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

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 02 Apr 2003 11:45:02 -0600
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Cc: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org, www-rdf-comments@w3.org, Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <1049305501.23307.197.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

On Wed, 2003-04-02 at 11:51, Frank Manola wrote:
> Brian--
>  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.

I don't expect the primer to cover the general issues.
I expect it to cover common cases that are known to work.
This is one of them, I think (though I can't confirm
from 1st-hand experience).

>   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.

Yes, please.

> --Frank
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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