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Re: metadata content

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:30:16 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Dr. Olaf Hoffmann" <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811182028520.25579@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 18 Nov 2008, Dr. Olaf Hoffmann wrote:
> 
> I would only like to know, if I interprete this correct, that authors 
> finally can put metadata elements from other namespaces like RDF in the 
> head element of a HTML5 document without any conflicts?

In the XML serialisation, yes.


> If correct, this will be indeed a nice feature and progress of HTML5 
> compared to what is possible in HTML4. Will this be managed by possible 
> validators too? Currently for XHTML1.0 and XHTML1.1, if done, this 
> results (only) in problems with the DTD limitations, not present anymore 
> in HTML5, similar to what happens with related content of metadata in 
> SVG 1.1 in contrast to SVG tiny 1.2.

Assuming the validator is aware of the vocabulary, then it should work 
fine. (That is, XHTML5+RDF should work fine in a validator that supports 
XHTML and RDF. If the validator doesn't support RDF, it won't work.)

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