Asunto: Re: [www-rdf-interest] <none>

Hello. I couldn't underestand the usability of XFN. I read some articles
about XFN from

I read a few articles about FOAF and i underestand the usability but i couldn't
the matching between FOAF and XFN.


>-- Mensaje original --
>Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 08:04:20 -0500 (EST)
>From: Charles McCathieNevile <>
>To: Jeroen Budts <>
>Subject: Re: [www-rdf-interest] <none>
>On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Jeroen Budts wrote:
>>I'm still working on my FOAF file and have another question. To give
>>some extra information about the persons I know (foaf:knows) I want to
>>add XFN [1]. XFN describes some values which can be used in the @rel
>>attribute of XHTML elements. I know the rel attribute, as XFN uses it,
>>is So is it valid then to declare a prefix,
>>by example xfn, for the namespace and use
>>xfn:rel as a property for a foaf:Person?
>Yes, I think you can do this. It seems to be what the document you referred
>to suggests in its last paragraph. (Assuming that it is a sensible use
>rel property :-)
>An interesting problem is whether to adapt something like this, or to
>re-define it yourself. If you take the former appraoch then you either
>write a schema, so people can't find what you did, or you have the
>possibility that several people will each write a schema for a term whose
>they don't own, and there may be conflicting statements.
>If you make up your own version, we end up with a million schemas which
>likely to have ppor interoperability - even with the core elements of dublin
>core we can see that establishing interoperability among a large group
>humans is difficult. If they all invent their own somewhat nuanced terms
>claim they are "similarTo" something else, we will have a very fuzzy semantic
>web. That may be a good thing of course - the knowledge we try to represent
>is, except in a few cases, somewhat fuzzy itself.

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