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   Re: [xml-dev] [Fwd: The problems with Xlink for integration languages

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[m batsis]
Point taken but the counter argument is that thanks to (X)HTML, Google et
find little semantic value in web pagesand use custom workarounds instead.
generic XML was used and a mix of specific vocabularies was more widespread,
people would have editors that embed/link_to proper metadata profiles within
their pages.

Today Google uses mostly links between web pages for it's rankings and

But that is because embedded meta data often lies to influence the rankings,
not because Google cannot get any metadata, and also as a kind of quality or
importance ranking.  Using xml (or RDF, or ...) for meta data will not
change that.


Tom P


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