[whatwg] Fuzzbot (Firefox RDFa semantics processor)

Giovanni Gentili giovanni.gentili at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 06:18:24 PST 2009

Martin Atkins wrote:
> One problem this can solve is that an agent can, given a URL that
> represents a person, extract some basic profile information such as the
> person's name along with references to other people that person knows.
> This can further be applied to allow a user who provides his own URL
> (for example, by signing in via OpenID) to bootstrap his account from
> existing published data rather than having to re-enter it.
> So, to distill that into a list of requirements:
> - Allow software agents to extract profile information for a person as often
> exposed on social networking sites from a page that "represents" that person.
> - Allow software agents to determine who a person lists as their friends
> given a page that "represents" that person.
> - Allow the above to be encoded without duplicating the data in both
> machine-readable and human-readable forms.
> Is this the sort of thing you're looking for, Ian?
>Much of the above section could be applied to any other RDF vocabulary
>with a bit of search and replace, but I'll leave that to others since
>FOAF is the only RDF vocabulary with which I have any experience.

Why we must restrict the use case to a single vocabulary
or analyze all the possibile vocabularies?

I think it's be better to "generalize" the problem
and find a unique solution for human/machine.

I tried to expose this here...


...where the fundamental problem is described in this way:

- User agents must allow users to see that there are "semantic-links"
(connections to semantically structured informations)
in a HTML document/application. Consequently
user agents must allow users to "follow" the semantic-link,
(access/interact with the linked data, embedded or external)
and this involves primarily the ability to:
a) view the informations
b) select the informations
c) copy the informations in the clipboard
d) drag and drop the informations
e) send that informations
to another web application
(or to OS applications)
selected by the user.

Giovanni Gentili

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