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Re: [RDFa] issues meta/link outside of head and browsers implementation

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 19:05:18 +0000
Message-ID: <640dd5060702131105n5d18662wd44b373c3746c96d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Ben Adida" <ben@adida.net>, "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>, "public-rdf-in-xhtml task force" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, www-html-editor@w3.org

Anne,

> > But would you say there are any 'harmful' effects on the document?
> > After all, it's no different to putting the attribute 'banana' onto an
> > element, and then using the URI stored in the attribute as a unique
> > identifier for some prefix substitution.
>
> Not on the document, but certainly on document authors.

Do you mean physically or psychologically...maybe even financially?

> And we can't move
> namespace processing (at that level) into text/html. It has been tried,
> and it failed miserably on the web.

I don't really understand this--how do you mean it was tried? Anyway,
we're not talking about adding namespace processing to HTML. We're
talking about using attributes that can be leveraged by the RDFa
processor. HTML can cope with other attributes being added, and it
just so happens that the attributes we're talking of adding include a
colon in the name, which will have no effect on the HTML processing,
but will provide a lot of useful information for those extracting RDF.

Regards,

Mark

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