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9 July 2004

GRDDLizer for visited countries

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Having discovered the RDF Vocabulary to describe countries one has visited that Morten had developed and integrated in a WordPress plug-in, and seeing the nice results it gives in the FOAF explorer, I decided I wanted to use it, too.

But I was kind of reluctant to use the WordPress plug-in for this: I don’t want to put too much in my wordpress set up, and generally speaking, I’d rather avoid using too much of the database infrastructure that comes with it. Plus, I already had a list of countries I visited in XHTML on my personal web site, and it didn’t look like a good practice to duplicate that.

<cite> obsessions

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Karl has another of his obsessions about the cite element in HTML.

Part of it is a request to improve the semantic extractor (or in fact, its underlying XSLT style sheet) to support the cite element; 10 lines of XSLT later (which I could have linked to if the said style sheet was in W3C Public CVS repository), it does support it, as demonstrated on Karl’s page itself.

But why should one care that much about this element (or its close colleagues blockquote and q, confusingly completed by a cite attribute)?

8 July 2004


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While I wish there was a continuous effort behind GRDDL, so that we could get more Semantic Web harvesting tools supporting it, I’m still trying to push a little of GRDDL data here and there.

Who’s who at W3C?

The W3C Team is presented in a single page with links to home pages, email addresses, bios, etc. An obvious target for GRDDL-ization!

First step was to make it XHTML instead of HTML 4.01, since GRDDL is only designed to work with XHTML; that was a good occasion to clean up the mark up and use the strict DTD rather than the transitional one.

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Picture of Dominique Hazael-MassieuxDominique Hazaël-Massieux ( is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Staff; his interests cover a number of Web technologies, as well as the usage of open source software in a distributed work environment.