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Re: RDFa in HTML

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 12:29:12 -0500
Message-ID: <4623B268.5050906@aptest.com>
To: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org

Ben Adida wrote:
> 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.
Okay.  So if I turned this into a real proposal, it might look like:

(a normative requirement in the conformance section... although this 
does not make sense in the context of xhtml-rdfa.  It would have to be 
in some other spec).

When RDFa attributes are used in a non-XML grammar, the grammar MUST 
provide a mechanism for defining the mapping from a QName prefix to an IRI.

And then, in an HTML 4 profile, we could say:

This profile defines the following attributes and adds them to the 
Metainformation Attributes collection, and therefore to the Common 
attribute collection:

      n.n.n The prefix Attribute

This attribute specifies one or more space-separated mappings between 
prefixes and IRIs. These mappings are used to uniquely identify 
resources referenced by QName attribute values (e.g., on @rel, 
@property).  For each mapping specified, the syntax is:

And then some syntactic definition that is readily machine parseable. 
E.g., '(' prefix ')' IRI

Is that sort of what you had in mind, Ben?

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