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GRDDL Going to PR: Review from HTML WG?

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 13:43:03 -0400
Message-ID: <467EAD27.4060101@ibiblio.org>
To: public-grddl-wg <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>

(DanC - here's my draft message to the HTML WG, please feel free to
forward as this in your capacity as Chair of the HTML WG if you think
it's appropriate.)


    I'm Harry Halpin, the Chair of the W3C GRDDL (Gleaning Resource
Descriptions from Dialects of Language) WG, which is producing a
technology that allows authors of XHTML and XML documents and
vocabularies to explicitly license a transform to RDF. We believe this
is a mutually beneficial technology for XHTML, XML,  microformats, and RDF.

We are preparing to send both our specification [1] and test cases [2]
document to Proposed Recommendation on July 4th, and we would like a
review from the HTML WG. If at all possible, we would like the review
*before* July 4th. Note that we are not formally dependent on the work
of the HTML WG, so our request for review is informal and not required,
but  would be appreciated.

The main interface that GRDDL WG would have with the HTML WG is that
GRDDL uses the profile attribute, which we have heard that the next
version of HTML under production by the HTML WG is considering
deprecating. Given that GRDDL depends directly on the profile attribute,
I am requesting that the profile attribute not be deprecated. While we
understand that there is a motivation to deprecate tags and attributes
that are not in heavy use empiricially, we believe the profile attribute
provides capabilities for extending HTML in a principled and modular
manner, of which applications like GRDDL and Dublin Core Profile [3] are
just the proverbial tip of the iceberg, and such functionality as
provided by the profile attribute is not provided by any other aspect of
HTML, and it would be good to preserve this functionality in the future
versions of HTML.

The review should be directed to public-grddl-comments@w3.org [4].

       thank you,

[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/rdxh/spec
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/td/grddl-tests
[3] http://dublincore.org/documents/dcq-html/
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-grddl-comments/


Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh 
http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426
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