[microformats-discuss] FYI: two posting about the Semantic Webthe
"SynWeb", scraping and microformats
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
drernie at opendarwin.org
Tue Oct 25 11:27:34 PDT 2005
On Oct 25, 2005, at 11:14 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> Sure. And if you do usability studies you find that people have
> with the "URI" part of that already.
Just so I understand: are you complaining about URIs or URLs?
> What I was referring to was the "using URIs as keys" part. People
> don't do
> that today, not knowingly. They bookmark things, they search for
> they write companies names followed by the magical incantation ".com".
> They don't know they are using URIs; those are an implementation
> which could be replaced without changing the way people use the Web.
In my worldview, I actually only want to work with real URLs that
point to a concrete resource. I think people are very comfortable
At the same time, I believe such URLs are actually sufficient for at
least 80% of the data and relationships people want to express on the
web. I could be wrong, of course -- I'm far from an RDF guru -- but
I'm still searching for a counter-example...
-- Ernie P.
Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D. <drernie at opendarwin.org>
Ex-Physicist, Marketing Weenie, and Dilettante Hacker
Probe-Hacker blog: http://www.opendarwin.org/~drernie/
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