[foaf-dev] Parsing RDF from namespace documents - anyone reading RDF from inside XHTML? (foaf ns)

Story Henry henry.story at bblfish.net
Sat Jun 6 14:01:59 CEST 2009

On 5 Jun 2009, at 23:56, Dan Brickley wrote:

> Hi all,
> In the FOAF spec we have for a while had various ways of finding an  
> 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"
>   type="application/rdf+xml" />
> 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  
> statements from the schema. Libby's begun working on the latter piece.

Good idea.

> Let me know ASAP if you have tools or services that rely on the RDF/ 
> within HTML and we can work something out...
> cheers,
> Dan
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