[Standards-JIG] Re: JEP-0054 vcard email definition is inconsistent
stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Sep 15 03:50:08 UTC 2004
In article <20040915033423.GH25704 at dev.xaoza.net>, trejkaz at xaoza.net
> At Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 09:58:35AM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > I haven't looked at FOAF in about a year so I need to find out what it
> > supports now, and how we might add new properties to it (the FOAFsters
> > don't have a nice community standards process like we do in the JEP
> > series). I don't see how you can keep RDF out of it, since FOAF is
> > defined as an RDF vocabulary, but we would certainly use the RDF/XML
> > syntax and there are more RDF parsers now than there were 14 months ago.
> > That may not help small-footprint clients, but then again most of them
> > aren't implementing the full protocol suite either.
> As far as I meant when I said keeping RDF, was that the majority of FOAF
> documents out there on the web have an RDF element with a single foaf:Person
> element inside it. But we're really only describing a person, so we should
> only need that one element.
Actually, I think we'd want to use the same protocol for describing
things other than persons, too: chatrooms, servers, bots, and a whole
range of other entities on the network. But I agree that we'd probably
need only one element at a time.
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