[foaf-dev] Parsing RDF from namespace documents - anyone reading RDF from inside XHTML? (foaf ns)
danbri at danbri.org
Fri Jun 5 22:56:41 CEST 2009
In the FOAF spec we have for a while had various ways of finding an RDF
description of the vocabulary. The server supports content negotiation,
or you can go to http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/index.rdf ... or the HTML
doc has in it's header,
<link href="http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/index.rdf" rel="alternate"
In addition, the XHTML spec has usually had RDF/XML embedded directly
inside it. I think - especially with the rise of RDFa, the time has come
to switch this off. It makes the document ill-formed, and isn't a widely
used deployment style.
Would any object if future versions of the FOAF spec didn't embed
RDF/XML in the XHTML? The RDF (ie. RDFS/OWL) will still be accessible
via content negotiation and a link to index.rdf as above. In addition we
can add some RDFa, covering some (and perhaps eventually all) of the RDF
statements from the schema. Libby's begun working on the latter piece.
Let me know ASAP if you have tools or services that rely on the RDF/XML
within HTML and we can work something out...
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