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NITF Working Group July 2008

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NITF Working Group July 2008

  1. 1. NITF Maintenance www.NITF.org Stuart Myles Dow Jones Glasgow / July 1st, 2008
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Approval of minutes from previous meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Matters Arising </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman’s Report </li></ul><ul><li>The Article Model </li></ul><ul><li>Other business </li></ul><ul><li>The next meeting </li></ul>
  3. 3. NITF Minutes <ul><li>Approval of Minutes from previous meeting: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Held on 2nd April 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Beijing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NM0802.1 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. NITF Matters <ul><li>Matters arising? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chairman’s Report <ul><li>NITF = “News Industry Text Format” </li></ul><ul><li>Defines the content and structure of articles </li></ul><ul><li>IPTC’s most widely-used XML standard </li></ul><ul><li>471 members on the Y! list, up from 461 in April </li></ul><ul><li>No emails since March </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www. nitf .org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.yahoo. com/group/nitf/ </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. “ Semantic” Article Markup <ul><li>Article Markup </li></ul>NITF XHTML HTML 5 RDFa eRDF microformats “ semantic html” PRISM Others?
  7. 7. The Article Model <ul><li>Containers : </li></ul><ul><li>paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>sub-headline </li></ul><ul><li>table </li></ul><ul><li>media </li></ul><ul><li>list </li></ul><ul><li>sidebar </li></ul><ul><li>preformatted block </li></ul><ul><li>editorial note </li></ul><ul><li>Closers : </li></ul><ul><li>credit-line </li></ul><ul><li>biographical blurb </li></ul><ul><li>Many Containers hold Enriched Text : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>phrases (people, titles, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>highlights (stylistic emphasis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>break </li></ul></ul>article abstract headline super-headline sub-headline main-headline byline Containers Closer What is this? What to call it? super-headline
  8. 8. Illustrating “Super Headlines” <ul><li>http://www. iptc .org/std/NITF/documentation/NewspaperDesign_1. pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Also URL shortened http://is.gd/IR0 </li></ul><ul><li>It is over 15 Mbytes… </li></ul>
  9. 9. Non NITF Article Markup <ul><li>Ways to get semantics “into” XHTML </li></ul><ul><li>Microformats µf's http://microformats.org </li></ul><ul><li>RDFa http://w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer/ </li></ul><ul><li>eRDF http://research.talis.com/2005/erdf/wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Article markup standard </li></ul><ul><li>PRISM 2.0 http://prismstandard.org/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. µf’s <ul><li>µf's use standard HTML elements and attributes </li></ul><ul><li>Each model is custom developed </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns about complexity and contradiction </li></ul><ul><li>BBC recently switched off some µf's due to accessibility worries </li></ul>
  11. 11. µf hCalendar Example <ul><li><div class=&quot;vevent&quot;> </li></ul><ul><li><span class=&quot;summary&quot;> IPTC AGM </span> : </li></ul><ul><li><abbr class=&quot;dtstart&quot; title=&quot;2008-06-30&quot;> June 30th </abbr> - </li></ul><ul><li><abbr class=&quot;dtend&quot; title=&quot;2008-07-03&quot;> July 3rd </abbr> , </li></ul><ul><li>in <span class=&quot;location&quot;> Glasgow </span> </li></ul><ul><li></div> </li></ul>
  12. 12. RDFa <ul><li>RDFa adds some new attributes to XHTML / XML via a namespace </li></ul><ul><li>“ a” is for attribute </li></ul><ul><li>Supports full RDF model </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by people within W3C </li></ul>
  13. 13. RDFa Contact Example <ul><li><p class=&quot;contactinfo” about=&quot;http://dowjones.com/staff/smyles&quot;> </li></ul><ul><li>My name is <span property=&quot;contact:fn&quot;> Stuart Myles </span> . I'm <span property=&quot;contact:title&quot;> Director of Metadata Strategy </span> at <a rel=&quot;contact:org” href=&quot;http://dowjones.com&quot;> Dow Jones </a>. </li></ul><ul><li>You can <a rel=&quot;contact:twitter” href=”http://twitter/smyles&quot;> </li></ul><ul><li>follow me on Twitter </a>.</p> </li></ul>
  14. 14. eRDF <ul><li>eRDF uses standard HTML, XHTML elements and attributes </li></ul><ul><li>“ e” is for embedded </li></ul><ul><li>Supports a subset of RDF model </li></ul><ul><li>From Talis </li></ul>
  15. 15. eRDF Contact Example <ul><li><p id=“smyles&quot;> </li></ul><ul><li>My name is <span class=”contact-fn&quot;> Stuart Myles </span> . I'm <span class=&quot;contact-title&quot;> Director of Metadata Strategy </span> at <a rel=&quot;contact-org” href=&quot;http://dowjones.com&quot;> Dow Jones </a>. </li></ul><ul><li>You can <a rel=&quot;contact-twitter” href=”http://twitter/smyles&quot;> </li></ul><ul><li>follow me on Twitter </a>.</p> </li></ul>
  16. 16. PRISM 2.0 Standard <ul><li>Three profiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XML, RDF, XMP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Makes extensive use of Dublin Core dc:terms, dc:rights </li></ul><ul><li>Request to look at &quot;package handling&quot; but likely to defer to PRISM 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Very good at promoting and explaining </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences, cookbook, webinars, etc </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. NITF Future: Drive Adoption <ul><li>Create a documented article model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post newspaper terms illustration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explanation of why NITF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create maps from the article model to various formats </li></ul><ul><li>The IPTC would declare support for NITF as “first among equals” </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in working on documentation? </li></ul>
  18. 18. NITF <ul><li>Any other business? </li></ul><ul><li>Date and place of next meeting: </li></ul><ul><li>Nice, France - October 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ta and Cheerio! </li></ul></ul>

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