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Re: Request to publish HTML+RDFa (draft 3) as FPWD

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:12:21 -0500
Message-ID: <4AB92FA5.4020901@aptest.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Julian,

Comments below:

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Shane McCarron wrote:
>> ...
>> Because, Henri, we don't grok the problem.  I am slowly beginning to 
>> understand that this might be due to our talking past one another.  
>> The W3C has a Recommendation that defines the Syntax of RDFa *input* 
>> and the extraction of RDF triples from that *input*.  It defines this 
>> as an extension to XHTML.   XHTML Modularization provides the 
>> structure for a host language.  The Recommendation is carefully vague 
>> about how that input is parsed because that is properly the job of 
>> the host language.
>> ...
>
> It appears that one *real* problem was mentioned; the case where the 
> HTML source document is invalid, and the HTML parser rearranges 
> elements, before a DOM-based RDFa extractor would even see it (the 
> table example).
>
> This *is* a problem, in particular because prefix mappings that appear 
> to be in scope looking at the source won't be anymore once the data is 
> processed by the HTML processor.
>
> If this can't be resolved somehow (and I have no idea how), the only 
> resort seems to state that the result for documents like these are 
> undefined. (*)
I think this is resolved explicitly.  See Manu's document, section 2 and 
section 2.1.

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