Friday, June 15, 2007
Continuing my private experiments with machine-readable information on the Web, I have recently added some semantic mark-up directly into the page. Today’s browsers cannot see this, but you can make it visible by using plug-ins, like for example Operator and Tails (for the Firefox browser) or by entering my homepage URL into the Tabulator. Technically, the markup is extracted by using a new W3C draft called GRDDL. Adding semantics into Web pages is actually not very difficult. The challenging part is to transform your legacy HTML files into an XHTML-compliant format, which is the precondition for extraction mechanism to work.