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Please Stop Putting Bogus Data in Your XML

The last couple weeks, I've been working on building a podcast channel for the Roku box. It's actually coming along fairly well and the community is very excited about it. The biggest problem has been dealing with the metadata some of these podcasters publish. There are two important things my ...
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Tagged

For quite a while now, I've been making use of the tag in RSS. It started out as a testing mechanism when I was developing the feature in FeedMe. But, aside from the links at the end of each post, which don't do much aside from filtering what ...
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OpenPodcast.org

Does anyone remember openpodcast.org?It was a great idea in its time. A sort of open mic podcast that anyone could contribute content to. The sad thing was that, over time, it became a place to spam the world with ads for your podcast or website or to bash others ...
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Semantic

The whole idea behind FOAF and the Semantic Web in general, is to link together related information from diverse sources around the net. For instance, you might want to be able to look at a calendar of your life that integrates your appointments and your flickr photos and your ...
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foaf:title

Here's another convenient way to represent the nature of a foaf:knows relationship without replacing the foaf:knows element completely. Just assign a foaf:title to a foaf:Person you foaf:knows.The foaf:title element traditionally has a value like "Mr", "Mrs", or "Dr", but there is nothing in the specification stopping us from giving ...
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foaf:Group

FOAF can handle groups too!Here's the FOAF for the Baby Seals as rendered by the FOAF-inator.
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foaf:knows

Beware: Geek-speak ahead. Proceed with caution foaf:knows is a purposefully vague element. It can indicate anything from an imaginary friend to a spouse and everything in between. There is no existing mechanism for reliably describing the nature of a foaf:knows relationship. There is a proposal out there to ...
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FOAF-inator

Well.....Lots of craziness and lots of sleeplessness the last few days. I won't go into why.I know FOAF-inator is a cheesy name, but it's not a bad working title for a stupid hack. Nonetheless, it represents at least twenty of the last thirty-six hours of my life.Check it out
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Hot

Livejournal automagically generates a FOAF file for all it's users. Here's Matt's as rendered by a little hack I'm working on.The problem, of course, is that livejournal users cannot use that generated FOAF file to associate themselves with anyone other than other livejournal users.
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