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Re: Thoughts on @href/@resource completing hanging @rels

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:47:37 -0800
Message-ID: <4794F6D9.6060602@adida.net>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Manu Sporny wrote:
> As for spurious triples in newly created XHTML+RDFa pages, well, there
> is no such thing.

I disagree with this statement quite strongly. People won't write
XHTML+RDFa from scratch. They'll start with XHTML and sprinkle in RDFa
progressively.

They will add a hanging @rel, and if that suddenly forces them to
restructure large chunks of HTML because they can't include plain images
and links within that chunk, that reflects poorly on RDFa as a whole.
This has already happened with Creative Commons.

That's typically what happens with RDF/XML, btw. Adding a few properties
is easy, but then you start striping and it gets *really* messy, and
many people give up.

-Ben
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