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Re: GRDDL Going to Last Call: Relevant to DIWG

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2007 12:57:12 -0500
Message-ID: <45CCB5F8.4090100@ibiblio.org>
To: "Rhys.Lewis@volantis.com" <Rhys.Lewis@volantis.com>
Cc: "www-di@w3.org" <www-di@w3.org>, w3c-di-wg@w3.org

(trying to cc w3c-di-wg@w3.org).

I do not believe a formal review is needed as there is no dependency we
believe between DIWG and GRDDL. However, we do believe that GRDDL might
be of use to DIWG and we do believe that GRDDL as it stands fulfills our
charter, which mentions DIWG [1].

"The Device Independence Working Group
<http://www.w3.org/2001/di/Group/> has a Semantic Enrichment for Device
Independence work item
etc; the two groups should investigate whether implementations of GRDDL
on mobile devices may contribute to these work item"

I think GRDDL is actually both more lightweight, requiring minimal or,
and if the namespace document contains the transfomraiton, no change
XHTML documents in order to retrieve semantics in the form of RDF from them.

However, HTML layout information is lost in translation to RDF ofcourse.
However, Ben Adida is working on a hGRDDL transform that transforms
microformats -> RDFa+XHTML that keeps the HTML in place [2]. Hopefully
there will be more progress on that front!



Rhys Lewis wrote:
> Hello Harry,
> Thanks very much for your note about GRDDL going to last call soon.
> First impressions do confirm your assertion that GRDDL makes a major
> contribution to the item we had labelled 'semantic enrichment' in our
> current charter. Actually, we had concluded that the 'role' attribute
> and some likely extensions in XHTML Version 2 would probably meet our
> needs in this area. GRDDL looks to go beyond those capabilities.
> I've taken the liberty of copying your note to our internal working
> group list (w3c-di-wg@w3.org <mailto:w3c-di-wg@w3.org>). That's where
> we normally carry out group discussions.
> Perhaps you could indicate, on that list, whether the GRDDL working
> group is likely to request DIWG as one of the formal reviewers for the
> GRDDL documents?
> Best wishes
> Rhys Lewis, chair DIWG


Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh 
http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426
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