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Re: RDFa functional algorithm [ISSUE-112]

From: Micah Dubinko <mdubinko@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 21:15:33 -0700
Message-ID: <480C14E5.7010702@yahoo-inc.com>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
CC: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Thanks Ben,

I hadn't seen the resolution on ISSUE-112 before.

To be clear: getting RDFa done fast is my goal too! Whether or not a 
functional description goes in the spec this round, it's a useful and 
valuable discussion to have now.

I probably could argue that having a functional description is actually 
a faster path to the finish line, but I won't. It comes down the the 
same root cause, lack of available time, in this case to press the 
argument. So I accept the resolution (but encourage folks to keep 
working on it here as much as is practical).

Perhaps it would be a good topic for a wiki page.

Thanks, -m


Ben Adida wrote:
>
> Micah,
>
> Thanks for the effort on this! I want to point out the task force's 
> resolution this past week:
>
> RESOLUTION: "on ISSUE-112, we sympathize with the comment, but, given 
> the community pull to finalize RDFa, it would take too long to write 
> up a functional description."
> -- http://www.w3.org/2008/04/17-rdfa-minutes.html#item06
>
> I want to stress that, in general, there was sympathy for this 
> approach, and that some on the call were interested in pushing RDFa to 
> a functional specification for the next version, whenever that might be.
>
> But for now, we felt it was more important to get *one* description, 
> even an algorithmic one, completed correctly, and that it would take 
> quite a bit of time and effort to do this completely, to have it 
> reviewed appropriately, etc.. and we simply don't have the time 
> available.
>
> Let me know if that approach (deferring to v1.1) works for you,
>
> -Ben
>
> Micah Dubinko wrote:
>>
>> This is the sort of thing that works well for community development 
>> over a mailing list. Here is my first rough sketch (definitely buggy 
>> and incomplete) of a functional specification of RDFa
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