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Re: an answer to a question from a few weeks ago

From: Pete Johnston <p.johnston@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 19:13:40 +0000
Message-ID: <4399D763.1020605@ukoln.ac.uk>
To: Ben Adida <ben@mit.edu>
CC: public-rdf-in-xhtml task force <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Ben Adida wrote:

> I apologize for the long-delayed response.

No problem!

> Thanks for your comment,  and 
> let me know if my answer below is satisfactory. I've cut out the  
> description and left only the question at the end of your email,  which 
> I believe summarizes everything. I'm also cc'ing the task-force  mailing 
> list for the record, and to help others jump in if I've  missed something.


> It's certainly conceivable that, in other XML dialects, RDF/A would  
> require namespace-qualified attributes. We haven't thought through  the 
> details of RDF/A in other XML dialects, though we have tried to  leave 
> the possibility open, at the very least. We've assumed that  other 
> dialects would adopt RDF/A just like XHTML2 will: by using some  
> Xincluded schema extension. Thus, each top-level schema (XHTML2, SVG,  
> etc...) would have to individually resolve potential conflicting uses  
> of RDF/A attributes.
> That said, your point is well taken: this cannot be applied willy- nilly 
> to any XML dialect without careful consideration of the schema.  We 
> don't intend RDF/A to be used on XML documents whose schema has  not 
> been "prepared" for RDF/A.

OK. Thanks, yes, that was the point I thought needed clarification. 
Adding a mention to the spec (as you suggest below) sounds a good idea.

> I think it would be worthwhile for us to add a section about this  issue 
> to the RDF/A syntax document. Mark, what do you think about  adding such 
> a section?

Pete Johnston
Research Officer (Interoperability)
UKOLN, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
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