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Re: BNode problem in XHTML2

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 13:42:47 +0100
To: Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: "public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf.w3.org" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1117543367.2126.39.camel@localhost.localdomain>

On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 14:32 +0200, Steven Pemberton wrote:
> On Tue, 17 May 2005 22:06:45 +0200, Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org> wrote:
> > The specific attribute names ('some' and 'other') seem workable, but
> > it might be worth pondering their usability, and considering
> > alternatives.
> Normally a comment like this would get the reply "thanks for your input"  
> :-)

Thanks for your input.

Seriously, I've been wracking my brains for alternatives, but I can't
think of 
anything compelling. 

One lesson from the RDF/XML design is to try it out in a few examples. 
The "about" attribute worked well when the element it was on was
<rdf:Description> but less well when it was a "typed node", ie.
like <ex:Person>, since the pseudo-English of "Description about..."
broke down.

I hope to get some time to work on examples in the next couple weeks...

> But seriously, I did call for suggestions[1], and got none, so in the  
> absense of any other suggestions, 'some' and 'other' it is.

Fine by me...



> [1]  
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2005Apr/0017.html
> Steven
Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
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