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Re: Understanding 'chaining'

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 18:17:59 -0800
Message-ID: <475215D7.30706@adida.net>
To: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org

Hi folks,

I apologize for my absence these last few days, and though I have many
explanations, I won't try to use them as excuses :)

I've spent a while thinking about Mark's proposal, and, after his
fantastic explanation of the "hanging @rel" model, and Ivan's concise
summary, I've come to the conclusion that it is a lot more promising
than my proposal.

The final argument in favor of Mark's "hanging-@rel" proposal came
today, as I was writing some RDFa for Creative Commons, and found myself
with exactly the issue Mark describes as:

> the following does not do anything useful:
>   <div about="#me" rel="foaf:knows">
>     <span about="#mark" property="foaf:lastname>Birbeck</span>
>   </div>

which really sucks. Clearly the above needs to mean what Mark's proposal
makes it mean: that the @rel is hooked onto the @about, and that all is
well as a result.

Yes, there are potential complications such as the ones I pointed to in
my first response to Mark, but I suspect they won't come up often and
won't really be an impediment to writing or reading RDFa.

So I'd like to propose that we drop my approach, that we attempt to
implement Mark's "hanging-@rel" model, including the resulting simpler
model for @instanceof, and that we see where that takes us ASAP.

Anyone opposed to this direction?

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