Re: ROR files in action - focusLook.com
I was thinking that this might facilitate "verified" ROR files. Where a 3rd party audits the website against the ROR file providing an independent assessment of how accurately the metadata describes the service/content. It would not be difficult to imagine browsers returning ROR ratings along with the search results. You could even go so far as to have the ROR file contain a checksum of the document source in question, so the user knows that whether the ROR was verified against the same content. Just a thought. Not necessarily a good one. On Thu, 2005-05-19 at 14:46, Dom Vonarburg wrote: > Martin, > > Interesting article! False information is a problem > with any self-authored information. > > But I think ROR can actually help solve a part of this > problem: > > By encouraging websites to describe their objects ROR > provides additional data for search engines can > process (to check for consistancy of the information, > for example). Also, text on a webpage can refer to an > object in the ROR file for futher qualification. So > the more a search engine understands about a website, > the less that website can fool the search engine. > > Also, ROR provides several objects that will generate > webs of "observational" metadata. For example the > Review object enables a site or blog owner to express > an opinion about a website, blog, blog entry, product, > service, etc. This kind of data can be very valuable, > not individually, but as a whole. > > Dom > > > --- martin <martin@x...> wrote: > > Hi, > > > > Dom Vonarburg wrote: > > > What is ROR? > > > > > > ROR is a simple RDF/XML format for describing your > > > website in a generic fashion, so that search > > engines > > > and other web applications can find and discover > > > information more easily. > > > > Have you read > > http://www.well.com/~doctorow/metacrap.htm? > > > > The article is quite impolite, but I think the > > general idea of it holds. > > Does ROR do anything to evade false information? > > > > Regards, > > Martin > > > > > > Discover Yahoo! > Get on-the-go sports scores, stock quotes, news and more. Check it out! > http://discover.yahoo.com/mobile.html > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/index.php> -- Thanks, Charles Woerner Integration Engineer Ensenda, Inc.
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