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jamesicus
10-26-2008, 10:26 PM
On 16 October 2008 the W3C announced XHTML+RDFa as a recommendation (http://www.w3.org//2001/sw/anews/). IMO this is an important milestone in the process of implementing the Semantic Web. The Doctype/DTD is now cataloged and usable by the W3C Markup Validator.

By way of example of the use of basic constructs and syntax, I have composed a validated XHTML+RDFa page (http://jp29.org/rdfaprimer.php) -- just general information for those who might be interested in the development of the Semantic Web.

James

Scriptet
10-26-2008, 11:21 PM
Sorry for being an absolute plonk but what exactly is the semantic web? So is this something different from HTML and XHTML?

jamesicus
10-26-2008, 11:45 PM
Sorry for being an absolute plonk but what exactly is the semantic web? So is this something different from HTML and XHTML?
It is the next direction of the Web: W3C Semantic Web Activity (http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/). No doubt XML (some via correctly served XHTML and XHTML+RDFa), RDF (Resource Description Framework) and eventually HTML5 will play important roles -- along with other new applications.

Here is a compilation of current Semantic Web references and resources (http://jp29.org/semantic.htm)

James

jamesicus
10-27-2008, 12:02 AM
My apologies for posting this in the HTML section -- I overlooked that there is a section devoted to XHTML/XML. My lame excuse is that I am a newcomer -- in reality I failed to read instructions -- sorry.

James

jkd
10-27-2008, 03:14 AM
No worries, it's been moved.

Scriptet
11-03-2008, 11:33 PM
Sorry for the late response, will it be nessecary for web deisgners/programmers to learn about this new development for the future?

I seem to understand that it will help connect data across the web, but I don't understand how your example page differs from a normal XHTML document say.

jamesicus
11-04-2008, 01:01 AM
.......... will it be nessecary for web deisgners/programmers to learn about this new development for the future?
Not immediately, but eventually those wishing to participate in the Semantic Web will have to.


.......... but I don't understand how your example page differs from a normal XHTML document say.

My apologies for omitting a portion of my exemplar page during the latest update -- it is included now. I composed this page to illustrate the use of the XHTML+RDFa Doctype/DTD, and the syntax of three primary RDFa elements: | about | property | typeof | together with an example FOAF (Friend Of A Friend) and Creative Commons constructs -- for those who might want to experiment with creating XHTML+RDFa pages after reading the W3C RDFa Primer and RDFa recommendation RDFa in XHTML: Syntax and Processing.

This is actually my own attempt to understand how XHTML+RDFa documents are constructed and function.

James

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oesxyl
11-04-2008, 04:12 AM
Sorry for the late response, will it be nessecary for web deisgners/programmers to learn about this new development for the future?

I seem to understand that it will help connect data across the web, but I don't understand how your example page differs from a normal XHTML document say.
I guess, use cases are a good example:

http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-scenarios/

best regards



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