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Re: HTML 4 Profile for RDFa

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 15:36:03 -0500
Message-ID: <4A0C80B3.3050506@burningbird.net>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>, RDFa Community <public-rdfa@w3.org>, "public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf.w3.org" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Shelley Powers wrote:
> Shelley Powers wrote:
>> Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> Shane McCarron wrote:
>>>> Folks,
>>>>
>>>> Thanks to you all for encouraging me to create a draft profile for 
>>>> RDFa in HTML 4.  This document has no official standing of course - 
>>>> it is just something we at ApTest have been using for a while as a 
>>>> way of pushing metadata into traditional web sites and user agents.
>>>>
>>>> You can find the latest version at 
>>>> http://www3.aptest.com/standards/rdfa-html/
>>>>
>>>> Feel free to send comments to me directly or to the 
>>>> public-rdfa@w3.org list if you want to share them with the 
>>>> community.  I look forward to seeing what you think!
>>>
>>> A promising start!
>>>
>>> I would hope that we could work together to get HTML 5 included and 
>>> the various issues that have been discussed to date resolved.
>>>
>>> - Sam Ruby
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> Absolutely excellent Shane.
>>
>> Thank you so much for doing this, and I'm eagerly looking forward to 
>> spending time with your document today and this evening.
>>
>> I'm also hoping that other members of the HTML WG read the document, 
>> and provide you feedback. Perhaps attached to this new topic posting.
>>
>> Shelley
>>
>>
> I also wanted to mention that I've volunteered to Ian Hickson to 
> convert this document into section format for inclusion in the HTML5 
> document for review.
>
> Not long ago, Ian mentioned that he was looking for volunteer editors. 
> I'm not precisely an RDFa expert, but others who are have volunteered 
> to help ensure that what I produce will work for the RDFa community, 
> and I'm sure that additional feedback from the HTML WG would ensure 
> what I create would work for the HTML5 working group.
>
> Normally I would assume we would write a proposal and then submit for 
> review, but the HTML WG operates under the CTR (commit-than-review) 
> process, so we'll need to get this section committed to the HTML5 
> document, first, in order to do an effective review.
>
> I don't think we have to produce more use cases in order to justify 
> this new addition--the editor seems to have deemed them sufficient to 
> make a modification to the HTML5 document.
>
> Shelley
>
>
Sorry, last email

Correction on this: not to include this proposal (once it's finalized, I 
know this is first draft), as a formal part of HTML5, but to ensure that 
a document incorporating RDFa in HTML5 will validate.

My excitement over the specification got away from me,

Shelley
Received on Thursday, 14 May 2009 20:36:54 GMT

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