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Re: what are you saying?

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@miscoranda.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 10:35:43 +0000
Message-ID: <b6bb4d890712150235i27ba1d8jde4bd138e273ebc@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Cc: "Danny Ayers" <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org

On Thu, 13 Dec 2007 13:22:48 +0000 "Mark Birbeck" wrote:

> Up until now we've all been happy with the use of @profile, but on further
> examination it turns out to be a bending of the use of @profile

Two points:

1) Since you're already extending XHTML by adding new attributes, why
can't you extend the meaning of an existing attribute? You have the

This is somewhat like the fact that if DOCTYPE is required, then
@profile or whatever discovery mechanism can also be required. Once
you make an argument for something, the ramifications may help you
elsewhere too.

2) GRDDL uses @profile in http://www.w3.org/TR/grddl/#profile-bind
without providing any semantics for document internal vocabulary items
such as @rel values. Do you think this section of GRDDL violates
XHTML's definition of @profile, as defined in HTML 4.01? You may be
able to reuse the GRDDL WG's justification of their @profile extension
in RDFa.

Sean B. Palmer, http://inamidst.com/sbp/
Received on Saturday, 15 December 2007 10:36:03 UTC

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