[rdfweb-dev] Typepad's use of Knows

Julian Bond julian_bond at voidstar.com
Thu Aug 28 16:42:07 UTC 2003


Typepad have used foaf:knows in a slightly odd way that some people have
questioned. eg

<foaf:Person>
...
  <foaf:knows>
    <foaf:Person>
      <foaf:name>Foo</foaf:name>
      <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://bar.com/" />
    </foaf:Person>
  </foaf:knows>
</foaf:Person>

Where Foo at URL Bar is an entry in a blogroll. So this is not really
about a Person at all and devalues (IMHO) foaf:knows. Another way of
coding this might have been something like:-

<foaf:blogroll>
  <foaf:Document rdf:resource="http://bar.com/">
    <foaf:name>Foo</foaf:name>
  </foaf:Document>
</foaf:blogroll>

Would this have been better? What would have been the process for
creating foaf:blogroll?


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