POWDER Format Decided

The POWDER WG has been working hard to resolve the tension between what works on the Semantic Web and what works in a variety of content production workflows. Operationally, the need is to be able to make statements about lots of resources at once, override default descriptions and then rescind them after an expiry date – ideas that don’t fit well into the Semantic Web. However, we believe the fundamental problems have been resolved with a combination of XML, XML/RDF, OWL, GRDDL and a couple of semantic extensions. The input from David Booth and Jeremy Carroll is duly acknowledged! There’s more on the POWDER Blog and new drafts of several POWDER documents are expected in the near future.

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