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Re: @rel syntax in RDFa (relevant to ISSUE-60 discussion), was: Using XMLNS in link/@rel

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 18:21:31 -0800
Message-ID: <63df84f0903061821pba70d99l6ad27b7e8f357ff6@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, "public-xhtml2@w3.org" <public-xhtml2@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Sam Ruby [mailto:rubys@intertwingly.net] wrote:
>>[IE] apparently has user requirements for namespaces.  Enough so that
>>they chose to expand namespace support in IE8.
>
> Sort of.  We have had (in the past as well, imo, in the future) a requirement for decentralized extensibility - that is, that document/content authors can extend the set of elements with their own semantic or behavioral elements.  I continue to think there is a requirement for that.  (One might well ask why we didn't implement full XML in that case; I'll politely not answer from a historical context, but will point out that the draconian error handling and poor fallback story make delivering content in XML in the browser a poor solution in the ecosystem today.)

I would like to see this too, but I have similar reservations about XML.

>>My understanding is that what IE8 supports evolved over time and isn't
>>pretty, so not even Microsoft would propose standardizing what IE8
>>currently implements.
>
> Indeed.
>
>>Chris Wilson has the todo to define what he
>>thinks could be standardized, and the current target for that action is
>>a week from today.
>
> I'll take a stab at it.  I think it's a very thorny issue, and I do not expect to have a perfect suggestion.

Looking forward to a suggestion! I doubt there are perfect solutions.
Nothing else about the real world is perfect...

/ Jonas
Received on Saturday, 7 March 2009 02:22:15 GMT

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