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Re: Wishlist Vocabulary

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 13:33:37 +0100
Message-ID: <1088512417.40e161a10d7f6@>
To: "danny666@virgilio.it" <danny666@virgilio.it>
Cc: Ryan Shaw <ryanshaw@sims.berkeley.edu>, "www-rdf-interest@w3.org" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, "danbri@w3.org" <danbri@w3.org>

Quoting Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>:

> Ryan Shaw wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is anyone here aware of any efforts to create an RDFS/OWL wishlist
> > ontology? Failing that, are there any open XML formats for wishlists?
> > My cursory googling hasn't turned up anything.
> A while ago danbri (cc'ed) was talking about adding something to FOAF, I 
> just had a search and found a post from his (revamped!) blog dated a 
> couple of weeks ago about wishlist semantics:
> http://danbri.org/words/?p=30
> Not linked are Morten's later XSLT for processing Amazon's wishlists (as 
> a web service):
> http://rdfweb.org/pipermail/rdfweb-dev/2004-January/012423.html

We all agree that the semantic web should make it easier for people to buy us
presents then! :)

Christopher Schmidt took a look at this and blogged it at

I played around too and tried to combine the specification for foaf:tipJar
stating that the result is a human-readable document with the desire that the
wishlist itself be expressed in RDF by using XSLT to give a human-readable view
on an RDF/XML document. The OWL hasn't been written, but you can see what I was
getting at at

Jon Hanna
"…it has been truly said that hackers have even more words for
equipment failures than Yiddish has for obnoxious people." - jargon.txt
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