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

From: Elias Torres <elias@torrez.us>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:22:18 -0500
Message-ID: <45D3292A.7050701@torrez.us>
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
CC: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, public-rdf-in-xhtml task force <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>



Steven Pemberton wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 15:51:13 +0100, Elias Torres <elias@torrez.us> wrote:
> 
>> Steven Pemberton wrote:
>>>
>>> On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 14:57:10 +0100, Ben Adida <ben@adida.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Yes, we've seen this, too, which is why all of the examples no longer
>>>> use LINK and META outside of the HEAD.
>>>>
>>>> Basically, we're working on having all of RDFa implementable using only
>>>> extra attributes, since such extra attributes are supposed to be
>>>> ignored
>>>> by browser, as per the HTML spec, and in fact other tools (the Dojo
>>>> toolkit) use custom attributes already and the browsers don't mind.
>>>
>>> Ha! I'd missed that. Good idea.
>>>
>>> How about:
>>>
>>> <p>
>>>    <span role="meta" property="title">XHTML<sup>tm</sup> Basic</span>
>>>    ...
>>> </p>
>>
>> Why do we need role="meta"? Is it for reification purposes, etc?
>>
>>>
>>> and
>>>
>>> <p>
>>>    <span role="link" rel="index" href="p-index.html"/>
>>>    ...
>>> </p>
>>
>> Why not just use the fact that @href is there?
>>
>> It's snowing outside, so forgive me if I'm missing something. :)
> 
> The standard rule for @rel and @property is that you look for the
> closest @about above in the tree, or otherwise use the document as the
> about.
> 
> For meta and link is was different; the about was the parent element
> (unless there was an explicit about on the link or meta).

Right. It is used to create blank nodes, but could we do something a bit
more obvious instead, like @about="[_:whatever]"? Instead of going
around the way and defining an encoding to something we defined in a
draft specification.

Anyways, we are discussing your suggestion, but Ben might already have
another since he mentioned it.

-Elias

> 
> Steven
> 
> 
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