[rdfweb-dev] Which Person wrote this FOAF?
danbri at w3.org
Tue Jul 29 10:59:29 UTC 2003
* Julian Bond <julian_bond at voidstar.com> [2003-07-29 11:31+0100]
> Edd Dumbill <edd at usefulinc.com> wrote:
> >On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 09:24, Julian Bond wrote:
> >>I was going round and round last night trying to understand this.
> >[ .. then lots of pertinent stuff .. ]
> >Have you seen Dan's post on the blog from yesterday? It addresses
> >exactly what you're talking about.
> >"Pages about people"
> This seems to imply that people should be *strongly* encouraged to put
> <foaf:made rdf:resource=""/> into the foaf:Person that's about them. And
> then for Explorers to use that data.
> I was kind of hoping I'd missed some RDF detail but apparently not.
Yup, this is a genuine open issue. I should make a bugzilla entry for
> In Ecademy's case although I "made" the feeds as programmer, the data
> was "made" by the person. So I think putting <foaf:made
> rdf:resource=""/> into the primary Person in a feed is still valid.
Yes, I think there's a reasonable line we can take here: the Person made
the document, indirectly by using the Ecademy tools. Another person
use vi, emacs, RDFAuthor, or XSLT to make their FOAF file, but the
software/service is serving largely as a means to an end, and the act of
publication is driven by someone who is (arguably) aware of what they're
doing. It is a slippery slope though, not clear what counts as concent
versus 'i didn't know what that checkbox did so I clicked on it'.
For representing the tools that helped create the RDF, seems like
http://web.resource.org/rss/1.0/modules/admin/ from RSS should help;
...or somesuch to indicate the software + version that created the
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