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RE: [whatwg] Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 09:56:57 +0200
To: "'Ben Adida'" <ben@adida.net>
Cc: "'Bonner, Matt'" <matt.bonner@hp.com>, "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'Dan Brickley'" <danbri@danbri.org>, "'Tab Atkins Jr.'" <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3722858C3719418C864AE9EE679F667A@POCZTOWIEC>

I can see no way for scientific journals to include RDFa information in HTML
because they usually do not use HTML as a primary medium.  They have their
own established ways to express information about published content; their
HTML counterpart, if any, should use HTML+CSS to do it the same way.
The gain from including license information about bibliographic references
is actually a loss (of clarity) to me.  This information should be available
where the referenced publication appears, not where it is referenced.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Adida [mailto:ben@adida.net] 
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2008 10:52 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: 'Bonner, Matt'; 'Julian Reschke'; 'Ian Hickson'; 'Dan Brickley'; 'Tab
Atkins Jr.'; 'Henri Sivonen'; www-archive@w3.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> Scientific journals are usually printed on paper and such information is
> presented in small print.  The recommended element provided for this
> in HTML is SMALL, if you insist.

So the web should be nothing more than the equivalent of a printed page?
You see no value at all in scientific journals marking up authors, paper
titles, MESH tags (for life sciences), review status, license etc...?
And you don't see a value in doing so in, say, a page that lists 10
related papers?

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