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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 17:29:04 +0100
Message-ID: <640dd5060706280929p1fbbb4dai8889e6250957a5eb@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: "Ben Adida" <ben@adida.net>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, "SWD WG" <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi Ivan,

:)

As I said, I can go with that. But I would like to hear from those who
have always been against this, that's all.

Regards,

Mark

On 28/06/07, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
> Mark, that is not fair, you should not vote for two different options:-)
>
> I was not at the meeting in May. I yield to Ben: let us keep with @class
> and move on. There are more important issues to solve, still:-)
>
> Ivan
>
> Mark Birbeck wrote:
> > 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
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
> --
>
> Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
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>
>


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