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Re: XHTML-RDFa draft made public

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2007 13:52:35 -0500
Message-ID: <461150F3.5090904@aptest.com>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
CC: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org, HTML WG <w3c-html-wg@w3.org>

Ben Adida wrote:
> Fantastic stuff! This is excellent. Again, thanks for all your hard work
> on this.
> Two quick points noted by the CC folks:
> 1) xmlns still not supported.... darn DTDs, right? What's the path to
> fixing the W3C validator in this regard? Does it have to be schema-based?
huh?  You can specify any xmlns prefixing you want.  There is a syntax 
and an internal subset needed if you want to do it, but its pretty 
trivial.  What are you trying to accomplish?
> 2) it seems the document must be served as application/xhtml+xml... but
> XHTML 1.1 should be servable as text/html, right? Is there a deeper
> issue here that I don't understand?
Actually, NO.  XHTML 1.1 should only ever be served as 
application/xhtml+xml.  There is no provision for serving that document 
type as text/html because it is not, in fact, HTML.  We did indeed 
define a hack for XHTML 1.0 that permitted it being served as text/html 
if certain restrictions were observed.  This has been widely viewed as a 
very bad thing.
> -Ben
> Shane McCarron wrote:
>> As per my implied action item from earlier today, note that an Editor's
>> Draft of the xhtml-rdfa module document is available at
>> http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2007/ED-xhtml-rdfa-20070402/
>> This draft is not yet connected to the main MarkUp page, nor to the new
>> Drafts area we are setting up.  Once established, I will send out a
>> subsequent note.
>> Finally, note that if you create documents using the example markup
>> language as defined in Appendix C, using the DOCTYPE with public and
>> system identifiers as specified therein:
>>    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa 1.0//EN"
>>                          "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml+rdfa-1.dtd">
>> such documents can validate using the W3C validation service
>> automatically.  I trust this is what people were looking for.
>> I look forward to feedback on this early draft!

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