Re: Considerations on RDF presentation

From: Chris Bizer <>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 16:00:42 -0500

Hi Hannes,

I'm currently fighting for your position in a meeting :-)


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From: "Hannes Gassert" <>
To: "Simile-General Mailing List" <>
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: Considerations on RDF presentation

Hi Chris, Stefano; Chers Fresneliens;

> >>Two things, though, that I didn't realize: first of all CSS
> selectors have no notion of namespaces. there was a proposal in 1999,
> but is still a working draft

Actually the _at_namespace feature is implemented in current versions of
Mozilla and IE, so who cares. I use this to style my FOAF file.. not
powerful enough though, as you say.
And foaf|schoolHomepage:before{content: "School Homepage: " attr(rdf|
resource);} is not what you want, sure :) [1]

> >>Second, the above feels still a little too much RDFish for my XML
> (..)

This current direction of the Fresnel discussion feels too XMLish for
me. Your approach seems reasonable and certainly developer-friendly, but
still I wouldn't drop the style vocabulary. I don't want all the styling
knowledge in RDF. But still having special terms for some explicit
styling "knowledge"/metadata in RDF does feel reasonable.

Anyway, I don't have a solution. Just wanted to express my feelings of
an interested bystander :)

Hannes Gassert

[1] Excerpt from the CSS styling
Received on Mon Mar 21 2005 - 20:59:19 EST

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