[rdfweb-dev] foaf weblog'd
seth at r...
Wed Sep 25 00:02:45 UTC 2002
Mark Pilgrim wrote:
>[foaf:Person foaf:name="Dan Brickley"]
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The problem with rdfs:seeAlso is that people use it to point to just any
old resource, so a RDF process that wants to know how to parse the
target resource must guess either about it's grammar (probably from the
file extension or by actually dereferencing the target) This is more
devistating where the triple is something like <rsfs:seeAlso
rdf:resource="http://foo/people/mark/">. It's really hard to guess
what the seeAlso is pointing at in that case and dereferencing is
usually not an option. I have suggested a new property called "semref".
The range of a semref is always a XML/RDF file. No guessing ....
'semref' would allow us to link into the RDF of the semantic web from
RSS (of any verison), from other RDF resources, as well as XHTML just
as reliably as <a href> creates hyperlinks. Desktop aggrigators could
even create a little icon whenever they display a channel or a item
with a semref .. clicking on the icon would dive into the RDF display
mode on the target resource.
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