Interoperable Metadata @ WWW20006

This week, I’m at WWW2006, giving two talks on Interoperable Web Metadata:

  • on Wednesday, at 4pm, for about 20 minutes, focusing on the developer’s view of embedding interoperable metadata in HTML. Location TBD.
  • on Friday at 11am, for about 20 minutes, focusing on the W3C/RDF issues of embedding interoperable metadata in HTML. Location TBD.

What the HECK am I talking about? Click on Calendar and see the icons appear next to each event above. You can add the event to your iCal with the small alarm clock icon, and you can add the event to your Google Calendar with the Google buttons.

So what? Well, it turns out those features are scraped from the structured metadata inside the HTML above. You can drag that link to your bookmarks bar and have this work on any page that includes RDFa metadata. The power of interoperable metadata is upon us….