[uf-discuss] [OT] Why Is RDF The Way It Is?

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Wed Oct 26 16:57:11 PDT 2005

Hi Danny,

On Oct 26, 2005, at 4:50 PM, Danny Ayers wrote:
> from where I'm sitting XHTML
> (especially microformats) look like the best thing that could have
> ever happened to RDF. The rationale there is pretty much summed up in
> this Dan Connolly mail from 2000:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/2000Mar/0103

Great link! Is this the earliest known reference for using annotated  
"semantic HTML" as a public version of RDF-style metadata?

> manage the information in human-consumable form (XHTML) annotated  
> with just enough info to extract the RDF statements

Its only dt/dl, and he "cheats" by using 'b' and 'i' vs. classes, but  
not bad for 2000...

-- 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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