There is RDF, there is Semantic MediaWiki. Why should one get a push and the
other not. Semantic MediaWiki is used on production websites. Its usability
is continuously being improved. No cobwebs there.
Having machine readable information is great, but would it not make more
sense to have human readable text. As in not only English ?
2009/1/30 Daniel Kinzler <daniel(a)brightbyte.de>
Brianna Laugher schrieb:
I agree that it makes a lot of sense. But because it would be a big
change, I fear that unless the lead developers show great enthusiasm
for the idea, it will take a very long time to be accepted and
completed. Whereas building an "add-on" tool can be faster to get to
point of functionality.
Guys, before re-inventing several wheels, please look at what we already
Please have a look at
<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Tag_categories>, which defines
to make license tags machine readable. Using that scheme, it would be easy
build a script on the toolserver that delivers metadata in a machine
form. No need for screen scraping.
Also, please consider <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:RDF> which
provides a way for mediawiki to serve machine readable metadata about
and everything. It would be easy to integrate it into license tags. It has
around for years, all it needs is a little push from the community and some
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