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   Using XHTML as an RDF Language

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  • From: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
  • To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
  • Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 16:56:01 +0000

If we want to provide an RDF view of an XHTML document, at the moment we use
the class attribute in XHTML and convert into DC and RSS. However, if XHTML
is a semantic XML description language that contains all of the RDF
information in the first place, couldn't someone write an RDF Schema for
XHTML? I already wrote one for the profile attribute [1], but wonder if it
can't be expanded to cover all of XHTML?
We may have to wait for an XML Schema version of m12n, to sort out some of
the cruft...but otherwise it's not a bad idea: using XHTML as an RDF
language in the first place, rather than scraping all of our RDF data out of
it [2].

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-er-ig/2000Nov/0057.html
(came out a bit odd)
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/2000Mar/0103.html

BTW: My email is crashing completely at the moment, so if you send off-list
replies, I might not get them for a while.

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
   - Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.


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