On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 4:52 AM, Denny Vrandečić
I certainly don't want to cookie-lick this usecase
for Wikidata / Wikibase,
but I think that using the Wikibase extension for this might be easier than
it looks. The one major point would be a bit of coding to allow claims for
the media namespace. But indeed, right now we do not have the bandwidth to
do this, and if we are to work on it, it would be deferred to the Summer
(the design can be started earlier, obviously).
Go ahead and lick the cookie for the long-term -- we'll happily eat a
smaller cookie in the short term. :)
This structured data really does belong in Wikidata. But for now we
just need a way to query this info that already exists using templated
microformats, and preferably in a simple server-side way that keeps us
from having to reimplement all the parsing on multiple platforms.
On the other hand, as said, we don't want to
cookie-lick the usecase: if
there is a quick way to implement it, it is also obviously clear that
moving well-defined structured data from one system to the other is far
easier than the original creation of that structured data, and thus
inefficient use of human work would be minimized anyway. As long as we are
creating such well-defined structured data, I am happy either way.