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Re: [RDFa] ISSUE-3 @class and @role for rdf:type

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:09:33 +0100
Message-ID: <640dd5060706280909i6849b24ama52d751b113c1eb1@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ben Adida" <ben@adida.net>
Cc: "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, "SWD WG" <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi Ben,

I'm not with you...are we trying to resolve all syntax issues in the
next two weeks, or just ratifying what we have? We could have avoided
a lot of discussion on '@href everywhere' if we were merely ratifying
what we already had, but people in the group seemed to think it was
actually important enough to discuss. (And I spent a long time trying
to find a compromise.)

As before, I'm not saying I'm totally against sticking with @class,
even though I think @isA is slightly easier to understand. I'm only
saying that we don't need to be bounced into a conclusion simply on
the basis that it shouldn't be discussed. (Particularly when there
have been consistent objections from Steven all the way through.)

I suggest we put it to a vote, and move on. :)

If I could vote for the various positions, I would opt for:

  +1 for a new attribute
  + 0.9 for using @class as we have it now :)
  -1 for using @role.

Regards,

Mark

On 28/06/07, Ben Adida <ben@adida.net> wrote:
> Mark Birbeck wrote:
> > Hi Ben,
> >
> > I'm not sure I agree. Sure we've done talks, but the main source of
> > information for people, going forward, will be the primer and our
> > various specs.
>
> Mark,
>
> I need to be a bit of a stickler here, because we all talked about this
> in our May 31st conference call after all the May talks, and we agreed
> that we couldn't make RDFa a moving target:
>
> http://www.w3.org/2007/05/31-rdfa-minutes.html
>
> Removing the meaning of @class would make RDFa very much a moving
> target, and, no matter how technically beautiful an alternate solution
> is, we would lose a significant chunk of folks who are beginning to
> depend on the syntax.
>
> In other words, I think our "last chance" to change this particular,
> central RDFa issue has passed.
>
> -Ben
>
>


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