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From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 11:59:43 +0100
Message-ID: <0F73978E-77FD-4218-BDDC-B8E05606D270@S009>
To: "'Dan Brickley'" <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, <www-html@w3.org>


> I appreciate that the HTML 
> WG are naturally wary of adding more attributes, but in this 
> case there seems to be a solid use case with significant 
> (news, dublin core) usage scenarios. 

I don't know what "naturally wary" means in this context; genetically
predisposed? However, since two members of the HTML WG (myself and Steven)
actually encouraged Misha to raise this issue on the public lists so that it
could be discussed, and even pretty much guaranteed that by hook or crook we
would solve the problem, then I'd say we're 'genetically predisposed' to
finding solutions! ;)

On a more serious note, it's my strong belief that we can forget about the
Semantic Web (yes, that), if we don't get the news organisations on board
with XHTML 2. If I see another calendar or vCard demo I think I'll go
bonkers....so I'm actively looking for use cases like Misha's, since we need
to know now if there are reasons why communities will not use XHTML 2 and
its new metadata features, and try to address them whilst we still can.

(That sounds like a rant, but it's not ;) ... Such is the way with email.)



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