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Re: microdata use cases and Getting data out of poorly written Web pages

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 15:55:22 -0700
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <8C5A999F-10B9-4D2A-BE68-C7204D57F35E@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On May 11, 2009, at 1:55 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Mon, 11 May 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>
>> It also appears that Ben's objection could be addressed by simply  
>> picking a
>> name other than 'property' for that particular attribute.
>
> Indeed. At the risk of starting a permathread, if anyone has any
> suggestions of a name that's better than "property", please do  
> suggest it.
> So far, the only suggestion has been "key", which isn't really  
> better than
> property="". I think it would do more harm to HTML to have a bad  
> attribute
> name here than it would to RDFa for the attribute to be the same  
> (there is
> actually no conflict as the spec is written now, it's only if RDFa  
> starts
> extending into new fields, e.g. prefix-less identifiers, that there  
> would
> actually be a serious problem).


Synonyms for "property":
- attribute
- aspect
- quality
- trait

Looking at it another way, synonyms for "relation":
- relation
- connection
- predicate

It's probably not a good idea to use "attribute" but I think most of  
the others should work.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Monday, 11 May 2009 22:56:04 GMT

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