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ISSUE-110: Last Call Comment: why is @src the same as @about instead of @href?

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Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 01:56:39 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-110: Last Call Comment: why is @src the same as @about instead of @href?


Raised by: Ben Adida
On product: RDFa

raised by Laurens Holst in [1]:

Second, are you sure that it is a good idea to give @src different 
semantics than @href? I think it would probably be better if they had 
the same semantics in RDFa. The reason for this is that I find the 
difference between overriding @src and @href values (as explained in the 
Primer [2] section 3.6) confusing, and it is not really clear to me why 
they are treated differently. After all, they both reference a resource 
in a very similar manner, only differing in the way the resource is 

The usefulness of treating @src as @about also seems to be rather 
limited, as <img> can not have child content and you can thus specify at 
most three triples; one with a literal object, one with a resource 
object, and one reverse relation of the resource. Or, maybe @href should 
also be treated as @about?

A good response by Mark in [2]. May be enough, will discuss with task force.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2008Mar/0309.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2008Mar/0311.html
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