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Re: a note on links

From: Raj Singh <rsingh@opengeospatial.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 20:23:05 -0400
Cc: "public-poiwg@w3.org W3C" <public-poiwg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E2CB5ECE-8D5B-4754-8FD2-2482A9B75EAE@opengeospatial.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri2011@danbri.org>
I looked at schema.org. Lots of good stuff there. Were you making a specific point about how they did anything? I notice they adopt the idea of  "global attributes" -- attributes that can appear on any element. HTML5 and Atom also do this, so I think we're in good company doing the same. I'm working on some examples tonight...

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Raj
The OGC: Making location count...
http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact


On Sep 28, at 9:54 AM, Dan Brickley wrote:

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> On 28 Sep 2011, at 14:47, Raj Singh <rsingh@opengeospatial.org> wrote:
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>> In the last F2F we talked a lot about using the HTML5 link tag as much as possible. We tried to shoehorn many concepts into link. After further thought, I want to back off this approach. 
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>> HTML5 links never have inline content. We want that option. And their meaning and usage is different than ours. For example, we want to inline author information sometimes. Using a "link" object and actually defining what it really is with the link's "rel" attribute does adds an unnecessary level of complexity with no real benefit to developers or users as the relationship between HTML5 links and our idea of links is weak. 
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> Did you see the Microdata syntax in HTML5? Or the RDFa specs, which Microdata is a variation from?
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> The http://schema.org/ project uses this stuff to describe entities (including many POI related thing - places and local businesses). Am typing this on iphone or would supply more links. Happy to help if you have any questions...
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>> I propose instead to name elements what we want them to be -- e.g. "author" -- and have global attributes that can appear on all these elements such as "href" and "type" (and "lang" and "updated").
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>> Raj
>> The OGC: Making location count...
>> http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact
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