FOAF Questions and RSS 1.0 Integration
morbus at d...
Fri Jul 5 16:09:25 UTC 2002
Good day, all. I just got back from reading edd's FOAF article over at dW
, and again, FOAF has piqued my curiosity. I think I first ran across it
in regards to spam whitelisting. Some people on this list may know me as
the creator of AmphetaDesk , an open sourced RSS news aggregator/reader.
In the article, edd asks:
* How can you join FOAF to other established and emerging community
tools such as mailing lists, IRC/chat, weblogs, RSS, and wikis?
Can't FOAF data be included right within an <item>?
<title>Essentially... Blogging Cats?</title>
<description> ... </description>
<foaf:mbox rdf:resource="mailto:morbus at d..." />
AmphetaDesk doesn't check the structure of RSS documents, so if someone
included this information within a RSS feed, I'd be able to immediately
tweak the templates to start supporting it (likewise, anyone using v0.93
would be able to demo or do it as well).
By and large, I'm very attracted to the FOAF idea. With RSS neighborhoods,
MT Trackbacks, Referrer blurbling, blogrolling, etc. all popping around,
FOAF in an RSS feed is almost a "next step" (relatively) sort of thing.
Without extra coding, unfortunately, AmphetaDesk would only be able to
display the FOAF data - not aggregate or do anything special.
I'm also upset to not see a "personal notes" field for FOAF. My memory is
like the devil - I've got a good dozen people in my IM that I have no
recollection of why they're there. I don't want to delete them and break
the chain, but I'm also afraid "who are you?" and get back a stern "the
mistress that stops by on Tuesdays".
Aaron suggested rdfs:comment  but, in my lack of knowledge, I'm not sure
why that's a better idea than foaf:comment. From a end-user standpoint, I'm
not sure they'd (I'd) understand WHY there's an rdfs:comment instead of a
What's the difference between foaf:image and foaf:depiction? Why is
foaf:interest singular when foaf:knows and foaf:publications aren't?
What needs to be done?
Morbus Iff ( i'm the droid you're looking for )
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