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

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:09:08 +0100
Message-ID: <4796F624.20908@w3.org>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
CC: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Ben Adida wrote:
> Mark Birbeck wrote:
>> This was indeed useful...thanks. :)
> Yes, it was, thanks very much!
>> That's correct. Note that this is a _consequence_ of applying chaining
>> rules consistently, rather than an initial design goal.
> I disagree with this. It's a consequence in *your* mental model, which
> we did not fully understand until now. So in fact, it's important to
> note that we never agreed to this model. We agreed on some specific
> chaining examples. And those still stand, as they are compatible with my
> processing model, too.

For the record, as Mark noted in his reply: my mail was to make some 
sense for me and to see if I understand Mark's model. So yes, Ben, that 
is true, and that was the intention...


> In my model, chaining does one thing: it connects a "right-hand"
> attribute (or lack thereof) with a "left-hand" attribute, when
> conditions are correct. But an attribute doesn't change hands. @href is
> never the subject of @property on the same element, nor of @instanceof.
> I find this shifting around of attributes quite confusing and not
> particularly useful.
> So, the discussing has been useful, but it has convinced me even more
> that, if we go down the path of @href completing @rel, we have to buy
> into all of Mark's model. It is consistent, for sure, but it is far too
> complicated for my taste.
> -Ben


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