October 12, 2007
W3C – Let’s Extend The A HREF Tag To Convey More Information
Sig’s posts on Thingamy and RDF triples inspired me to “put the verb” back to this interlinked mass of documents we call the Web. In a simplified way.
Here’s the official W3C recommendation and specification of links:
If you go through it, you perhaps end up in the same conclusion with me: There’s no simple way to define a semantic relationship between web resources.
I propose that we extend the A HREF tag so that it carries more meaning with it. Let’s borrow the PREDICATE concept from RDF and add that to A HREF tag.
Here’s an example. On nokia.com, there could be a link like this:
<A HREF=”www.nseries.com” PRED=”produces, sells, markets”>Nseries</A>
So, what would we achieve with this? It would be a way to provide more precise information, more knowledge for the search engines, etc… We would be closer to the Internet Singularity.
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