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Invalid XHTML Re: Another test suggesting change in the spec

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 14:13:34 +0100
Message-ID: <462CB0FE.5020405@hpl.hp.com>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
CC: GRDDL Working Group <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>


A modification to my previous suggested text

[[
While these mechanisms are intended primarily
for valid XHTML family documents, they also
may be used with invalid XHTML family documents,
particularly those that would be valid
upon deletion of all namespace qualified attributes.
]]

Jeremy

Jeremy Carroll wrote:
> I suggest, at the end of section 4,
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-grddl-20070302/#grddl-xhtml
>  immediately before the section 5 heading, the following informative 
> paragraph, clarifying the scope of the previous two normative statements.
> 
> [[
> While these mechanisms are intended primarily
> for valid XHTML family documents, they also
> can be used with invalid XHTML family documents:
> a validation error does not negate the applicability
> of these mechanisms.
> ]]
> 
> 
> Rationale:
> 
> 
> Working through the pending list, I came up with:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/td/pendinglist#html-and-transformation-attr 
> 
> i.e.
> input
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/td/html-and-grddl-xform-attr
> 
> i.e.
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
>    xmlns:g="http://www.w3.org/2003/g/data-view#"
>    g:transformation="two" >
>   <head profile="http://www.w3.org/2003/g/data-view">
>     <title>HTML Doc with grddl:transformation Attribute</title>
>   </head>
> 
>   <body>
>     <h1>HTML Doc with grddl:transformation Attribute</h1>
> 
> 
>     <p>GRDDL results for this entry come both from this inline
>       <a rel="GRDDL
>       transformation" href="one">one</a>,
>       and the transformation on the root element.</p>
> 
>   </body>
> </html>
> 
> My reader gets the following result:
> <rdf:RDF
>     xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">
>   <rdf:Description>
>     <rdf:value>two</rdf:value>
>   </rdf:Description>
>   <rdf:Description>
>     <rdf:value>one</rdf:value>
>   </rdf:Description>
> </rdf:RDF>
> 
> the first triple being the output of the transform "two" specified with 
> the grrdl:transformation attribute.
> The second being the output of the transform "one" specified with the 
> inline <a> element.
> 
> I think this is the intent; but the GRDDL spec has a natural reading in 
> which the "one" transform is not licensed, because all the relevant 
> sections licensing that transform are headed 'valid' HTML etc.
> e.g. "Rules for GRDDL with valid XHTML". This document is not valid 
> XHTML, and so, one could argue, that the rule does not apply.
> 
> I suggest that such an argument is not intended.
> 
> Hence the suggested text above.
> 
> Jeremy
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 

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