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playing devil's advocate to my chaining+@src proposals

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 09:45:37 -0800
Message-ID: <478E42C1.1090009@adida.net>
To: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>


Hey all,

Mark is working on the spec with caveats for the points we're still
discussing, but we need to keep the discussions *going*, as Manu and
others have correctly pointed out, until we've resolved the issues.

While talking with folks at CC, I noticed an issue with the combination
of my proposals: if I'm worried about @href completing a hanging @rel,
then I should be equally skeptical about @src completing it.

Here's the markup I've used to justify @about as subject:

  <div rel="foaf:img">
    <img src="ben.jpg" />
  </div>

But that poses exactly the same problem as

  <div rel="foaf:img">
    <a href="unrelated-link">...</a>
  </div>

In other words, if I want @src to be a subject that completes hanging
@rels, I don't have much of a leg to stand on arguing that @href can't
complete triples....

I'm not sure yet how best to compromise on this issue. That said, maybe
airing this complication will help others think through the problem.

And it's good to play devil's advocate to yourself sometimes :)

-Ben
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2008 17:45:47 GMT

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