[foaf-dev] foaf:interest seems not very useful, targeting URLs rather than URIs

KANZAKI Masahide mkanzaki at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 01:22:25 CET 2008


Hi,

foaf:interest is quite useful in RDFa context, e.g. to be included in
someone's profile page:

<dl about="#me">
<dt>interest</dt>
  <dd>
    <a rel="foaf:interest"
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_Web">Semantic Web</a>
  </dd>
...

Of course, it's also possible to use foaf:topic_interest and DBPedia
combination here, but I guess most people prefer Wikipedia over
DBPedia 'page' to link from his/her profile.

Another way could be

  <dd rel="foaf:topic_interest">
    <a rel="foaf:isPrimaryTopcOf"
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_Web">Semantic Web</a>
  </dd>
...

though not very straightforward to persuade non RDF people to use FOAF/RDFa.

cheers,

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