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RE: The RDF/A Marketing Site

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 14:35:57 +0100
To: "'public-rdf-in-xhtml task force'" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
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Hi Jeremy,

The whole point of RDF/A is that it is a set of *attributes* that can be
overlaid onto mark-up languages to convey metadata. So it's not actually a
mark-up language in its own right. This means also that there will never be
'RDF/A documents' but rather XHTML documents that carry RDF (by using
RDF/A).

(And the fact that it has found a home in XHTML first has to do with
historical factors.)

Regards,

Mark


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> Jeremy Wong ???
> Sent: 08 April 2006 09:17
> To: Ben Adida
> Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml task force
> Subject: Re: The RDF/A Marketing Site
> 
> 
> 
> > 1) A New Name
> > I support the idea of picking a new name that is more 
> marketable than 
> > 'RDF/A'. This is our last opportunity to think of a better 
> name before 
> > we have to stick with it. The name should attempt to convey some of 
> > the following concepts: HTML, web, extensible, embedded.
> >
> > Some Ideas to get us started (yes, some of these are strawmen, but 
> > strawman-status is in the eye of the beholder):
> > HERMES - Html Embedded Rdf Metadata with ExtenSibility XIM 
> - Xtensible 
> > Interoperable Metadata WebMIM - Web Meta Information Module 
> WebFormats
> >
> > (please submit more ideas!)
> >
> >
> You may consider the name "Semantic Text Markup Language" 
> (media type: 
> text/stml; extension: *.stm).
> 
> 
> Jeremy Wong ???
> 
> 
> 
> 
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