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Subject:

Re: wp-RDFa plugin

From:

Pat Lockley <[log in to unmask]>

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Wordpress in education and research <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:36:04 +0100

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There is a very basic RDFa plugin on my github - happy to extend it if
people want new features

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Brian Kelly <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I've an interest in exploring the potential of RDFa.  I've installed the
> wp-RDFa plugin [1] on our Cultural Heritage blog [2].  I've had a couple of
> problems and I wondered if anyone has any suggestions.
>
> The title of each post was replicated, with a spurious "<:" being displayed.
> However when I tried the plugin  on another blog it seemed OK. Perhaps the
> bug is related to the theme used? However disabling the "Enable inline
> dublin core elements" option removed this problem.
>
> With the "Enable inline dublin core elements" option disabled when I view
> the source of the blog I see a link to a FOAF file:
>
> <link rel="meta"
> href="./wp-content/plugins/wp-rdfa/foaf.php"type="application/rdf+xml"
> title="FOAF"/><script type='text/javascript'
> src='http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/cultural-heritage/wp-includes/js/swfobject.js?
> ver=2.1'></script>
>
> The FOAF file is available at:
> http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/cultural-heritage/wp-content/plugins/wp-rdfa/foaf.p
> hp
>
> If I view this with a FOAF viewer such as FOAF Explorer I get various names
> being displayed.
> http://xml.mfd-consult.dk/foaf/explorer/?foaf=http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/cultu
> ral-heritage/wp-content/plugins/wp-rdfa/foaf.php
>
> Using the full list of options from the wp-RDFa I can chose to provide
> access to FOAF information for Administrators, Editors, Authors,
> Contributors and Subscribers. When I tried this I got a long list of names,
> including colleagues at UKOLN who haven't contributed to the blog - I guess
> this is from the local list of Wordpress users (which, I would have thought,
> should not be available to other plugins).  In addition there were many
> other names which I didn't recognise as people who have given comments (I
> carried out a local search).  I wonder if these are subscribers to the WP
> feed/email - and if so, isn't ait a privacy breach for the plugin to make
> such information available.
>
> Note the link above should now provide access to information about the blog
> authors and editors. As can be seen this information is fairly bland - it's
> the general principle of how WP plugins could divulge too much information
> that I'm concerned about.
>
> Anyone any thoughts on this?  In addition is anyone making use of various
> Linked Data plugins?
>
> Thanks
>
> Brian
>
> References
>
> [1]  wp-RDFa plugin, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-rdfa/
> [2] Cultural Heritage blog,  http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/cultural-heritage/
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----
> Brian Kelly, UKOLN, University of Bath, BATH, UK, BA 2 7AY
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> Blog: http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/
> Twitter: @briankelly and @ukwebfocus
> Phone: +44 1225 383943
>

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