IP491F14A HTML5 2: The Semantic Web – Session Two Notes

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Learning Cycle

Can you see how this applies to what you are doing before our sessions and while we are together?

Please reply with a comment about our second session.

Highlights / Metacognition

  • What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
  • What did you learn from that?
  • What will you do with that knowledge?

Questions?

  • Now that we’ve had our second session, what do you want to know?
  • What could we have done better?

If you spot a question from someone else and you can answer it – please do.

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9 thoughts on “IP491F14A HTML5 2: The Semantic Web – Session Two Notes

  1. Rod Monk says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    Rod>> Discussion of Articles / Sections

    What did you learn from that?
    Rod>> That there are some slippery concepts therein, but at least I am on alert. Expect that I will be able to lay these to rest during execution of the assignment.

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Rod>> I am going to re-implement our tennis club’s website.

    Now that we’ve had our second session, what do you want to know?
    Rod>> I am going to need a database of our club membership and I need to find out a means for a user to interrogate that database to find out contact details for the membership.

    What could we have done better?
    Rod>> Nothing.

    • JimUBC says:

      Hi Rod,
      The live interaction with the database will require some server-side back-end processing. For that you could use php or .net or maybe Java. In the HTML5 – part 3 class we talk about accessing data using JavaScript but this still requires that the data is processed server-side. We won’t doing any database access in this course.

  2. Michele M says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    Understanding how structural “semantic” elements came about after having only the element previously.
    What did you learn from that?
    I learned the different kinds of sectioning elements in HTML5 (, , , and ) that help us introduce a new subsection when making pages ( considered the first section).
    What will you do with that knowledge?
    I will try and incorporate them and see how they affect my outline when I incorporate heading elements (h1-h6).
    Now that we’ve had our second session, what do you want to know?
    Some websites say to stick to having only 1 per page. Others indicate it doesn’t matter. Or one of our readings suggest to “use elements of the appropriate rank for the section’s nesting level”. Can we expand on this a little further? Is this even really “that” important in terms of how it can affect our outlines?
    What could we have done better?
    Nothing. Class was good this week, and I look forward to the next.

    • Michele M says:

      typo in the first answer: meant to say “after havingg the *** element”

    • JimUBC says:

      Hi Michelle,
      Please bring this up tonight in class.

      Some websites say to stick to having only 1 per page. Others indicate it doesn’t matter. Or one of our readings suggest to “use elements of the appropriate rank for the section’s nesting level”. Can we expand on this a little further? Is this even really “that” important in terms of how it can affect our outlines?

  3. Koosha K. Nia says:

    Actually what I want (which is impossible) is to do more practice in class, go and create shiv, open it, discuss about that, make a canvas, discuss and… but the reality is that our course time is limited.Jim I like the way you are going forward. You provide us a lot of information and even “links” which we can’t even open them in class or in one week time to the next class, but I save all of them to review in future. I think after this class, I need two month to review all information you provided.

  4. Nishan says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?

    Articles/Sections interesting and first example of the “sematic” nature of HTML5

    What did you learn from that?
    How semantic tags let outside systems know the “intent” of your content.

    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Have countless fun debates of what should be a section and what should be an article.

    Questions? Now that we’ve had our session together, what do you want to know?

    Any examples of those particular tags being used? Other than outline validation.

    What could we have done better?
    zip

  5. Maga says:

    I wasn’t able to attend Session 2 but I worked through the Wiki on my own and the most important thing I learnt was how to build web pages using the new structural elements in HTML5. We only touched upon them in the first part of the HTML5 course so it was good to explore them in more depth. I will definitely use them when/if I build a web page.

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