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[RDFa] ISSUE-2: custom attributes for RDF shorthand

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 16:29:29 -0700
Message-ID: <46771559.5050704@adida.net>
To: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>


Hi all,

I have a "list of easily resolvable issues." We want to resolve these
ASAP, using email preferably. In other words, please respond ASAP with
your opinion on this. I encourage you all to consider that we need to
not change or complicate the XHTML1.1+RDFa specification too much anymore.

This email concerns ISSUE-2. A separate followup email will be sent for
each remaining issue. Since ISSUE-2 is not very well documented in the
tracker, I'll summarize it here:

there was a proposal to allow for attribute shorthands for certain
hidden triples, e.g:

<div about="/foo/bar" dc:title="Foo Bar">
...
</div>

which would yield

</foo/bar> dc:title "Foo Bar"

Mark, jump in if I've described this incorrectly.

I propose that we *not* implement such a feature in XHTML1.1+RDFa. My
main argument is for simplicity and not having two ways of doing the
same thing.

(I'm even tempted to say that XHTML2+RDFa shouldn't have it, either,
given that it starts to break away from the whole point of reusing
rendered data as structure. But that discussion doesn't need to happen
today.)

What do you think?

-Ben
Received on Monday, 18 June 2007 23:29:37 UTC

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