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Re: Re http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/actions/510

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 19:38:57 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTimP7GtxPtzK5H_Ku_sNvDNk5cyuaw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Is this the same as bug 12713?

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12713

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 1:02 AM, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org> wrote:
> Looking back through the the archive I see sent this to the TAG list instead
> of the
>  the HTML working group list. My apologies.
> I had wondered why nothing else had happened in response.
> This is a serious bug and one which apparently remains
> in http://dev.w3.org/html5/md-LC/
> Tim
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> Begin forwarded message:
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> From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
> Date: 2011-04-19 19:14:53 GMT+02:00
> To: TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>
> Subject: Re http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/actions/510
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> Reading http://dev.w3.org/html5/md/#examples
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> Taking an action from the TAG meeting:
> re: action http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/actions/510
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> This note passes on concern the TAG had about the appalling
> URIs generated in the procedures described in the HTML5 spec at
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/md/#examples
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> In the example, the HCARD data is to be parsed to produce RDF data with a
> predicate whose URI is
> http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/microdata#http://microformats.org/profile/hcard%23:adr
> That is an appalling URI, for a number of reasons.
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> 1. It is horribly long
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> 2. It is constructed including two other URIS, so that there is a
> combination of two authorities, so it will only be supported if the w3.org
> and mictorformats.org sites coordinate the generation of new microformats.
>   It makes W3C responsible for supporting things added in microformats.org
> which, while W3c may need to do this special cases should not be built into
> the semantics of the HTML language.
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> 3. Because it has a hash in he middle instead of at the end, typical
> serializers won't be able to use namespace prefix on output, so any files
> which use these URLs  will by ugly, unreadable, and large.
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> There may be other serious flaws with the RDF mapping described there, but
> that one jumps out.
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> Tim
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