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Maxwell’s Silver Hammer: RDFa and HTML5’s Microdata

Being a Beatles fan, I must admit to being intrigued about the new Beatles box set that will be available in September. I have several Beatles albums, but not all. None of the CDs I own have been re-mastered or re-mixed, including one of my favorite songs, from Abby Road: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer: Joan was quizzical; Studied pataphysical […]

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Arbitrary Vocabularies and Other Crufty Stuff

I went dumpster diving into the microformats IRC channel and found the following: singpolyma – Hixie: that’s the whole point… if you don’t have a defined vocabulary, you end up with something useless like RDF or XML, etc @tantek – exactly Hixie – folks who have driven the design of XML and RDF had “write a generic […]

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A battle of Beliefs: RDF, Natural Language Processing, and the future of the web

Last Week in HTML has been practicing its wicked ways, and pulled a quote from a comment I made to a post at Sam Ruby’s Ian is wrong. Absolutely, completely, and dead wrong. … rather than Ian shouting out “Hurrah!”, he says we must have five different solutions to the five problems, because to do otherwise is […]

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Pinky and the Markup Brains

What ended up being the ultimate irritation of my brief foray into HTML5 land, is that I found out, after careful perusal of my original use of RDFa, that I wasn’t using it incorrectly. However, by the time I got through listening to all the arguments, back and forth, and round and round, I was […]

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Stop justifying RDF and RDFa

update The discussion on RDFa in HTML5 is quite active on the WhatWG mailing list, and so I’m closing comments down here, and encouraging the discussion in that location. There is no restriction on joining the mailing list. A place to start would be a thread I started but I’m sure new threads will be springing up. I […]