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

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:37:17 +0200
Message-ID: <467795BD.5030502@w3.org>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
CC: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>


Ben Adida wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
>> 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?
> 

+1

Ivan


> -Ben
> 

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