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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
> > 
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Charles Woerner
Integration Engineer
Ensenda, Inc.


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