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Re: the "a" in "RDFa"?

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 03:27:07 +0100
To: bob@snee.com
Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Message-ID: <bnmqr2pqu1386bp4cg1k1fqkp7qgg7tmn8@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Bob DuCharme wrote:
>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?

Well, RDF/XML is RDF encoded as XML, RDF/N3 is RDF encoded as Notation3,
and RDF/A is RDF sillily encoded as yet more [a]ttributes.
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