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RE: Discussing Outsanding Issues - Issue #9

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 10:20:49 -0000
Message-ID: <F4090497-D580-4E27-84F1-807DBCE68250@s15.mail.x-port.net>
To: "'Ben Adida'" <ben@mit.edu>
Cc: "'public-rdf-in-xhtml task force'" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Hi Ben,

> The question is whether the following XHTML should yield a clickable
> link:
> ========
> <blockquote>
> 	some interesting quotation
> 	written by <link rel="dc:creator" 
> href="http://foobar.com">Bob</link>.
> </blockquote>
> ========
> In our telecon discussions, we wondered whether this was 
> solely an issue for the XHTML WG to discuss. Certainly, 
> Steven and Mark should be the ones to chime in on this one. 
> That said, there are consequences to the expressive power of 
> RDF/A. Specifically, without this feature, then we can't 
> reduce data duplication on a clickable/ semantic link that 
> pertains to a bnode (as above).

>From an XHTML point of view this is definitely clickable, for consistency;
since @href is allowed everywhere, and it always makes the element that it
is on into a navigable link, then we must allow it on <link> as on anything

I think the bit that is new from your examples, is that without the presence
of text inside the <link>, the link was no easily available to the user, so
the issue of its 'navigability' didn't really get raised.

Anyway, my vote is for navigable.



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