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Re: Dublin Core review of HTML5

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:12:19 +0100
Message-ID: <4B4EEE03.5080104@gmx.de>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "DC-GENERAL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK" <DC-GENERAL@jiscmail.ac.uk>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Pete Johnston <Pete.Johnston@eduserv.org.uk>, Andy Powell <andy.powell@eduserv.org.uk>
Dan Brickley wrote:
> Hi Larry,
> 
> Thanks for the outreach. Dublin Core has long been involved in the
> HTML/metadata discussions, and was one of the original sources of
> requirements for RDF. Can you suggest exactly which documents members
> of the DC community should most usefully be reviewing?

Maybe it would make sense to start with 
<http://dev.w3.org/html5/html4-differences/>, which is not up-to-date, 
but at least gives an overview over the changes.

The actual HTML5 spec is at <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html>.

>> One thing to note that the current HTML5 specification
>> has removed the “profile” attribute of the “head” element,
>> which dc-html seems to use. The removal of “profile”
>> is under discussion in W3C HTML WG as ISSUE-55.
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/55
> 
> That's good to know about. There has been talk here (DC-land) of
> moving towards more strongly recommending RDFa as a strategy for
> HTML-inline metadata. Currently XHTML is the only option there. If
> profile is taken away, that might force the migration to happen more
> hastily. Can you summarise the status of RDFa-in-HTML?

Work in progress (new WD coming soon), IMHO. I'm sure Manu Sporny can 
give a summary.

With respect to a potential migration it might be interesting to work on 
a generic mapping tool that would map DC-XHTML to XHTML+RDFa, just in 
order to test the feasibility.

> cheers,
> 
> Dan
> 
> (in personal capacity, but I'll bounce this thread to the Advisory
> Board to make sure it gets other perspectives)

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:13:00 GMT

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