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Re: RDFa in HTML

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 12:58:19 -0400
Message-ID: <4623AB2B.7050606@adida.net>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
CC: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Shane McCarron wrote:
> Yeah... I had discussed something similar last week.  And I don't hate
> it.  However, cut-and-paste not withstanding, I would expect these
> prefix declarations to be in the document head most of the time...
> having them inline makes discovery challenging for processors (and is
> one of the many things I dislike about XML Namespaces, but I digress). 
> So even if there were another attribute to use to declare prefix to
> namespace mappings, I would expect it to be on the root element...  not
> a global attribute that could appear on every element.  If you allow it
> anywhere, then you run into the problem of prefix redefinition... ick.

I agree that it's hard, but we have to deal with it: in a world of
mashups, widgets, cut-and-paste HTML, this is a very important requirement.

-Ben
Received on Monday, 16 April 2007 16:58:34 GMT

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