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[Bug 7670] Use of prefixes is too complicated for a Web technology

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--- Comment #47 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-03-31 18:44:19 ---
> Would any version of RDFa that uses xmlns: be acceptable to you?

I don't know what you mean by "xmlns:" here. If you mean in the same way that
HTML5 currently "uses" xmlns, namely as a set of optional attributes with fixed
values that have no effect on the processing model, then yes, that would be
fine.


> Also, could you answer this question:
> 
> Would any version of RDFa that uses a prefixes that can be bound to arbitrary
> URLs then combined with other strings to form a URL be acceptable to you.

I'm not aware of any proposal that does the above that I consider simple enough
for broad Web deployment, but that doesn't mean one doesn't exist. I do not
wish to be obtuse; nor is this bug intended to be an obstinate roadblock. I
truly am open to other ideas, I just think that, as described in the original
bug description and in comment 44, the current mechanism is too complicated.


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