On 17 Jun 2011, at 19:14, Simpson, Grant Leyton wrote:
> But the primary reason I disagree is that, while
> Microdata may overtake RDFa for making semantic assertions in HTML, this
> is still only a little bit of the big picture. RDF is a data model that is
> serializable in multiple ways (Turtle, RDF/XML, RDFa) for use in multiple
> contexts. Microdata can be embedded only in HTML at this point.
I agree. It doesn't obviate the need for a simple format to stash
away the data and manage it, however its delivered. When you've
extracted the microdata from a million TEI books, isnt an RDF triplestore
rather a good place to put it?
> On a side note, I would be very happy to see a mechanism for RDF (perhaps
> RDFa?) in TEI. Overjoyed even.
what do you have in mind? TEI is already at the same level as RDF (arguably),
a machine-readable structure which makes assertions about things
and relationships between them. It is trivial to transform your TEI into
RDF, if you know the mapping you want, so why would you want to
put _more_ RDF into the TEI doc?
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