[uf-discuss] semantic web and microformats

Duncan Cragg uf-discuss at cilux.org
Wed Oct 10 03:03:38 PDT 2007

> > The microformats community works on the basis of having the data
> > embedded into the HTML. The RDF/SemWeb approach looks to have a
> > consistent data model, and then having as many representations as you
> > like of that data model. The data model for microformats differs based
> > on which tool you use (perhaps it's in a key-value-pair array, or an
> > object, or in an XML format) - even though it's getting the same
> > syntax (HTML or XHTML). With RDF, you have the same model (subject,
> > predicate, object) but with different syntaxes (XML, JSON,
> > (X)HTML-with-GRDDL, N3/N-Triples, TriX, the new JavaScript proposal
> > that's been circulating on the W3C semantic web mailing list, internal
> > memory models, SQL table etc.
> Thats not quite right - the data model for any given microformat is
> clear. I think the 'common JSON representation' idea is a good one to
> help clarify this.

I may have come late and missed this - what is this 'common JSON
representation' of which you speak??


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