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Also, some of this overlaps with the Web Services Inspection Language
(WSIL) from Microsoft, IBM and others, that covers some of what ROR
includes, particularly Web Services. To my knowledge, there has been no
activity for WSIL in several years.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dom Vonarburg [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 5:47 PM
> To: martin
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] ROR files in action - focusLook.com
> Interesting article! False information is a problem with any
> self-authored information.
> But I think ROR can actually help solve a part of this
> By encouraging websites to describe their objects ROR
> provides additional data for search engines can process (to
> check for consistancy of the information, for example). Also,
> text on a webpage can refer to an object in the ROR file for
> futher qualification. So the more a search engine
> understands about a website, the less that website can fool
> the search engine.
> Also, ROR provides several objects that will generate webs of
> "observational" metadata. For example the Review object
> enables a site or blog owner to express an opinion about a
> website, blog, blog entry, product, service, etc. This kind
> of data can be very valuable, not individually, but as a whole.
> --- martin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Dom Vonarburg wrote:
> > > What is ROR?
> > >
> > > ROR is a simple RDF/XML format for describing your website in a
> > > generic fashion, so that search
> > engines
> > > and other web applications can find and discover information more
> > > easily.
> > Have you read
> > http://www.well.com/~doctorow/metacrap.htm?
> > The article is quite impolite, but I think the general idea of it
> > holds.
> > Does ROR do anything to evade false information?
> > Regards,
> > Martin
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