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Submission request to W3C (W3C Team Comment)

Website Parse Template (WPT) Submission Request to W3C

We, W3C Member(s) OMFICA.org, hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document(s) attached hereto:
  1. Website Parse Template

which collectively are referred to as "the Submission". We request the Submission be known as the WPT Submission.


Existing web crawling technologies assume content extraction directly from web pages without basing on keywords declared in HTML codes. The key reason is that web publishers usually define keywords different from the actual content. The same situation is with deployment of RDF, because there is no guarantee for web crawlers that the information included in RDF file fully corresponds to actual content. Moreover, RDF description prepared for specific web page provides information about the content and does not include any information about content allocation on that web page.

To escape the mismatch problems described above, web crawlers are forced to check RDF compliance with structured content for each targeted web page which is associated with the lack information on web page structured content. Website Parse Template facilitates solution of this problem by providing web page HTML structure description for a single or group of similarly structured pages. Website Parse Template (WPT) allows web publishers to define references to specific HTML elements together with web page content description represented in any supported format including RDF.

Intellectual Property Statements


OMFICA.org hereby grants to the W3C a perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license under any OMFICA.org copyrights on this contribution, to copy, publish and distribute the contribution under the W3C document licenses.

Additionally, should the Submission be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, OMFICA.org grants a right and license of the same scope to any derivative works prepared by the W3C and based on, or incorporating all or part of, the contribution. OMFICA.org further agrees that any derivative works of this contribution prepared by the W3C shall be solely owned by the W3C.

Trade and Service Marks (if any marks identified)

The Submission request or Submission refers to the following trade and service marks (registered or not): none


The organization I represent on the W3C Advisory Committee agrees to offer licenses according to the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements described in section 5 of the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy for any portion of the Submission that is subsequently incorporated in a W3C Recommendation.

Required proprietary technology

No proprietary technology is required to implement the specifications contained in this submission.

Suggested action

We suggest that the Consortium make this submission available for consideration by members or other third parties. We suggest that the W3C refer this submission to the Semantic Web Deployment Working Group for further processing, preferably as a W3C Recommendation.


To help with this work, we expect to provide assistance as needed to the Consortium.


Inquiries from the public or press about this Submission should be directed to:


this 21st day of March, 2009

  1. Armen Manukyan