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[RDFa] ISSUE-55: CURIEs or QNames in XHTML1.1+RDFa

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 11:29:39 -0700
Message-ID: <46967313.3040508@adida.net>
To: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Last week, we discussed the issue of CURIEs or QNames in XHTML1.1+RDFa.
Mark made a number of good points, in particular that the use of QNames
is actually *wrong*, as evidenced by the fact that SPARQL has chosen to
not use QNames, but instead has defined a grammar that looks more or
less exactly like CURIEs.

Mark proposed that we use the same approach: build into our
specification a grammar for what we expect these values to look like,
without having to reference an outside specification.

After a few days of thinking about this, I agree with this solution. We
are basically doing exactly what SPARQL did. Neither they nor we are
trying to define a reusable concept. It's too bad that we can't get
together and actually *define* this concept, but we need to worry about
RDFa right now, and that's the way to solve it.

Any thoughts, complaints, objections, please send.

Received on Thursday, 12 July 2007 18:30:13 UTC

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