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Re: RDF Web Applications WG Position on RDFa/Microdata Task Force

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 10:21:27 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDB7k=XyeEUdOYDccU+G5Ss3vT4VX4joSpMDCtCThUWoDw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Cameron Heavon-Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>, "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Cameron Heavon-Jones
<cmhjones@gmail.com> wrote:
> The inclusion of data-(*) attributes is possibly seen as one of the simplest and most liberating additions to the HTML language within this version's iteration. However their omission from greater semantic scope would seem to either render these attributes as opaque for semantic derivation or provide an input to be considered for capturing ontological information in the disparate environment of the web.

You're correct; data-* attributes are required to be opaque for
semantic derivation.  They are meant only for page-local use, and must
not be used to embed information for third parties to read.

~TJ
Received on Monday, 1 August 2011 17:22:17 GMT

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