Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#19 closed defect (wontfix)

RDF Tagging is inconsistent between different pages

Reported by: IVORW@… Owned by: Earle Martin
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: openguides Version: 0.50
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Sat Oct 15 12:53:16 2005 IVORW - Ticket created [Reply] [Comment]

Subject: RDF Tagging is inconsistent between different pages

The RDF tagging scheme for a node with geographical metadata has information under tag <geo:SpatialThing>, including the list of categories.

When there is no geodata, there is no <geo:SpatialThing> tag, but much data you would expect to find here migrates to another <rdf:Description> tag.

We need something consistent if we want to parse this usefully.

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Sun Oct 16 15:03:55 2005 EMARTIN - Correspondence added [Reply] [Comment]

[IVORW - Sat Oct 15 12:53:16 2005]:

When there is no geodata, there is no <geo:SpatialThing> tag, but much data you would expect to find here migrates to another <rdf:Description> tag.

Sorry, I don't understand - what do you mean by "migrates to another <rdf:Description> tag"?

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Sun Oct 16 17:42:50 2005 IVORW - Correspondence added [Reply] [Comment]

From: IVORW@…

[EMARTIN - Sun Oct 16 15:03:55 2005]:

Sorry, I don't understand - what do you mean by "migrates to another <rdf:Description> tag"?

There is an attachment to the original post, containing two node RDFs, one of which has a geo:SpatialThing, and the other has a second rdf:Description. This is kept for the record, just in case we fix the London website.

http://london.openguides.org/index.cgi?id=AMT_Espresso;format=rdf

This has no geodata, and has dc:subject chefmoz:hours and foaf:homepage tags in a second rdf:Description tag, whereas other nodes have the same info inside their geo:SpatialThing tag (along with address, lat/long etc.)

I have accommodated this in OpenGuides::RDF::Reader, but it's still a bug. Non-geo data should be in one tag or the other.

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Thu Nov 3 13:55:24 2005 EMARTIN - Correspondence added [Reply] [Comment]

[IVORW - Sun Oct 16 17:42:50 2005]:

There is an attachment to the original post, containing two node RDFs

Oop, missed that, sorry.

This has no geodata, and has dc:subject chefmoz:hours and foaf:homepage tags in a second rdf:Description tag whereas other nodes have the same info inside their geo:SpatialThing tag (along with address, lat/long etc.)

Having opening hours needs to be added to the logic for marking things as spatial - thanks, I'll get on it. Having a homepage doesn't qualify, though, because plenty of virtual-only things have websites.

It would be nice to deduce this information from what categories the item has had assigned (e.g. Coffee Shops) as well, which is something I'll consider.

I have accommodated this in OpenGuides::RDF::Reader, but it's still a bug. Non-geo data should be in one tag or the other.

By the way, are you sure you read the RDF right? Every node has either two rdf:Descriptions or one rdf:Description and one geo:SpatialThing. The first rdf:Description describes the node itself; the second (or geo:SpatialThing) describes the /subject/ of the node. This is a careful distinction that has been the subject of much earlier discussion (in general terms, not our particular implementation - see http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/issues.html#httpRange-14 ).

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Fri Nov 4 14:57:10 2005 DOM - Correspondence added [Reply] [Comment]

[EMARTIN - Thu Nov 3 13:55:24 2005]:

Having opening hours needs to be added to the logic for marking things as spatial - thanks, I'll get on it. Having a homepage doesn't

qualify,

though, because plenty of virtual-only things have websites.

Can't virtual-only things have opening hours too? For example telephone sales agencies and no doubt more.

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Fri Nov 4 16:31:54 2005 EMARTIN - Correspondence added [Reply] [Comment]

[DOM - Fri Nov 4 14:57:10 2005]:

Can't virtual-only things have opening hours too? For example telephone sales agencies and no doubt more.

I wouldn't call any company that has an office somewhere and a telephone number "virtual". Anyway, they might have operating hours, but not opening hours as I understand it. Actually, http://chefmoz.org/rdf/elements/1.0/ describes opening hours as "A string describing the hours the restaurant is open." This is decidedly suboptimal, considering that not everything is a restaurant, and I would like to rapidly find an alternative.

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Fri Nov 4 16:33:39 2005 EMARTIN - Correspondence added [Reply] [Comment]

[EMARTIN - Fri Nov 4 16:31:54 2005]:

I would like to rapidly find an alternative.

On this point, see also http://esw.w3.org/topic/OpeningHoursUseCase .

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by Earle Martin

Owner: set to Earle Martin
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by Dominic Hargreaves

Component: openguides

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by Earle Martin

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

Forking the opening hours component of this bug to #51, closing the rest.

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