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Re: talking again

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 13:59:18 +0100
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: Ben Adida <ben@mit.edu>, 'public-rdf-in-xhtml task force'' <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1117630758.12344.28.camel@localhost.localdomain>

On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 14:34 +0200, Steven Pemberton wrote:
> On Tue, 31 May 2005 14:19:08 +0200, Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org> wrote:
> > drafting notes:
> >
> > """XHTML2's RDF-based metadata syntax allows document authors to
> > describe
> > properties of many kinds of thing, including relationships to real world
> > objects that don't have widely known Web identifiers (URIs). Often a
> > document might mention something (eg. a person, place, ...) without the
> > author having a convenient URI that identifies it. This makes it
> > difficult for different parts of a document to describe the same thing,
> > without unnecessary repetition. XHTML2's metadata syntax provides a
> > mechanism that allows different pieces of metadata within one document
> > to clearly identify the things they're referring to, even without URIs:
> > the @@@ and @@@ attributes are used alongside the "rel" attribute to
> > link together pieces of meta information within an XHTML2 document. They
> > function very similarly to the "about" and "href" attributes, but use
> > identifiers which are strictly local to the document; this avoids any
> > confusion between temporary or ad-hoc identifiers and those which are
> > intended to be long-lasting, world wide identifiers (ie. URIs)."""
> 
> I was thinking of wording along the lines of "Not all things that you want  
> to describe have URIs, or you may not know what the URI is, but  
> nonetheless want to record metadata about them. To this end there is a  
> notation for recording a local name for the object you want to talk about,  
> without comitting yourself to a particular URI."

That's much more concise :)

Dan
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