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Re: the "a" in "RDFa"?

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 21:25:40 -0500
Message-ID: <45BD5B24.50500@adida.net>
To: bob@snee.com
CC: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org

It's "RDF in _a_ttributes."


We thought a few times about revisiting the name, but it's caught on
enough. Maybe it should be like "AT&T" and "KFC": it used to have a
meaning, but now it doesn't (although I hear KFC is now back to being an
acronym for Kentucky Fried Chicken....)


Bob DuCharme wrote:
> I believe I've asked this before, but I'm pretty sure I didn't see an
> answer, and web searching can't find my original question.
> Where did the name RDFa (or before it, RDF/a) come from? Take "RDF" and
> add an "a"--why? Does it mean "assertion"? Or does it represent the HTML a
> element, which is a popular element in RDFa syntax for wrapping PCDATA to
> make oy the object of an RDF triple? Or does it stand for a slightly
> altered fork of RDF the way you might add step 2a between step 2 and step
> 3?
> thanks,
> Bob
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