[rdfweb-dev] Smushing the Semantic Web / Invalid data in IFP's
perry at coders.net
Wed Mar 24 11:51:25 UTC 2004
Victor Lindesay wrote:
> My FOAF at:
> contains foaf:PersonalProfileDocument but your validator can't find it.
> Not does it find the numerous instances of foaf:mbox_sha1sum.
> May I respectfully suggest that you test your software before release.
My humblest apologies if it wasn't made clear, this was just supposed to
be a simple quick hack for discussion purposes rather than any practical
release. It was more to provoke discussion such as, what are the issues
with saying something is "good" foaf, especially considering almost any
reasonable FOAF file contains foaf, dc, rdf, rdfs, wn, cyc, geo and
perhaps other namespaces? Does validating fields with regex's make
sense? What are the regex's that things should be validated against?
What kind of validations should we be doing? The multiple, unrelated
<foaf:Person>'s discussed is one example of this.
If it eventually evolves into a tool that is practically useful, then
the entire community has gained something. If it languishes and dies,
because of nasty bugs, then well, we've gained a lot of knowledge about
the issues and have a place to move forward.
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