# RDFa can be so simple

Despite claims to the contrary.

You can write simple, parsable RDFa with very little syntax and trouble. Really.

I got so tired of hearing people complain about how confusing RDFa is that while I was on hold during a recent phone call I threw together a demo of just how simple it can be. The document has the two basic kinds of triples: one with a literal for an object, with data typing thrown in for good measure, and one with a resource URI as its object. A View Source of that document will show this in its head element (namespaces are declared earlier):

    <meta about="http://www.snee.com/bob/foaf.rdf#bob"
property="foaf:givenName"
content="Bob"
datatype="xsd:string"/>