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Indicating HTML and RDF authorship with FOAF / Dashboard and FOAF

2003-07-30 22:45

Indicating HTML and RDF authorship with FOAF OR "I made this!" by Edd Dumbill. Describing a way to use HTML \<meta> tags to make foaf statements about who is the creator/author, using email addresses or SHA1 digests of email addresses. The downside is the pseudo XML QName in the attribute fields. Yuck, but inevitable.

The above was the outcome of his development work on Dashboard and FOAF, or, Joining the dots which added support for the above attribute for web pages so that when the web page is browsed, the Dashboard gets an appropriate clue packet that can be looked up in the FOAF backend to find information on the author.