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Friday, July 29, 2005

"Standard" way to add RDF meta data to web sites

Adding RDF data to web sites has been a problem. In an all XHTML world, it might make sense to embed RDF. In a practical world, I think that it makes the most sense to have RDF files linked via a <head> section link like:

    <link rel="meta" type="application/rdf+xml" title="xx" href="zz.rdf" />

I was playing around with a newer version of the semantic web browsing tool Piggy Bank today, and noticed that Piggy Bank automaticly noticed my foaf.rdf file on my consulting web site. Nice.

Really, adding a few top level RDF files to explain what information is on web sites is not that tough - I need to practice what I preach and add them to my sites,, and sites.

Several years ago, I wrote a web spider that would slowly and politely traversed the web looking for RDF files. There were very few that I could find.

When I get some free time, I want to try using search by file type web searches and try RDF data collection again.