[rdfweb-dev] FOAF use of rdf:seeAlso, or what?

Dan Brickley danbri at w...
Tue Oct 15 15:57:15 UTC 2002

<Person foaf:name="Dan Brickley">
<rdf:Description rdf:about="thisdata.xml"/>

...would be a minimal way of doing this. You might want to augment the
description by talking about the type (dc:format, or rdf:type etc) of the
thing you made, or give it a title, description etc.

Re rdfs:seeAlso, yes I generally encourage its use only for things that
are easy to get into an RDF format. There is a sliding scale there, of
course, since lots of kinds of data can have rdf extracted from them or be
converted into RDF. The best (most widely understood) thing to point to
with seeAlso is RDF/XML, but you could make a case for any RDF syntax (N3
etc) being pointed to, although using obscure formats raises risk that
nobody will understand them.

Sorry if this isn't clear, am in a rush, typing from dc2002 in Florence :)


On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, e_vitiello_jr wrote:

> Hello,
> I have quite a few XML files that I've created for various things,
> but they aren't RDF, and I think people might find them useful, so
> I'd like to publish them in my FOAF as such.
> I'm stumped as to what the proper format should be though.
> I was thinking:
> <foaf:made>
> <rdfs:seeAlso rdf:resource="thisdata.xml" />
> </foaf:made>
> but I think the rdfs:seeAlso/@rdf:resource combo should be used for
> RDF only. Sow hat is the proper way to use foaf:made and point to a
> non-RDF XML resource?
> Thanks,
> Eric.
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