[whatwg] RDFa is to structured data, like canvas is to bitmap and SVG is to vector
shelleyp at burningbird.net
Sat Jan 17 10:44:05 PST 2009
Dan Brickley wrote:
> On 17/1/09 19:27, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Shelley Powers
>> <shelleyp at burningbird.net> wrote:
>>> The debate about RDFa highlights a disconnect in the decision making
>>> to HTML5.
>> Perhaps. Or perhaps not. I am far from an apologist for Hixie, (nor
>> for that matter and I a strong advocate for RDF), but I offer the
>> following question and observation.
>>> The purpose behind RDFa is to provide a way to embed complex
>>> into a web document, in such a way that a machine can extract this
>>> information and combine it with other data extracted from other web
>>> It is not a way to document private data, or data that is meant to
>>> be used
>>> is for
>>> external extraction and combination.
>> So, I take it that it isn't essential that RDFa information be
>> included in the DOM? This is not rhetorical: I honestly don't know
>> the answer to this question.
> http://code.google.com/p/rdfquery/wiki/Introduction ->
> http://rdfquery.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/demos/markup/markup.html is a
> nice example of code that does something useful in this way.
I agree, and appreciate Dan for pointing out a specific instance of use.
Apologies for not making the assertion explicit.
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