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New BBC Sports Website Makes Heavy Use of RDF 89

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the semantic-sports-league dept.
New submitter whyloginwhysubscribe writes "A technical blog post describes how the BBC has rolled out the latest changes to its sports website in anticipation of the Summer Olympics in London. The innovative content management system extends the already available dynamic semantic publishing, which enables their journalists 'to spend more time creating great content and less time managing that content.' The post covers some of the technical and lots of the HCI / UI design decisions and is accompanied by a non-technical overview of the re-design."
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New BBC Sports Website Makes Heavy Use of RDF

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  • Re:RDF? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Tetravus (79831) on Wednesday February 01, 2012 @02:19PM (#38893805) Homepage

    Resource Description Format? Oh no, it's a Framework.

    http://www.w3.org/RDF/ [w3.org]

  • Re:Ugh (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Elf Sternberg (13087) on Wednesday February 01, 2012 @02:41PM (#38894085) Homepage

    It depends upon how "active" you want it to be. RDF is mostly for the back-end anyway.

    As a developer heavily involved in building RDF/RDFA utilities, I can't begin to express just how annoying it is to see a Slashdot header pointing to a "technical blog post" that has absolutely no mention of the technology used: nothing about the libraries or server platforms used; nothing about the trade-offs with client desktop vs mobile vs legacy (IE7 / FF3.x) vs. ARIA (accessibility). If you search through the article, you find a link to another article that says they use Silverlight (WTF!?) to handle their contentEditable stuff, Java as their RDFa store, and PHP as their deployment strategy. It looks like an overpriced, incoherent mess that's already headed for legacy status.

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