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Re: Further updates and outstanding issues

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:29:49 -0600
Message-ID: <4797DBFD.4000707@aptest.com>
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>
CC: W3C RDFa task force <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Apologies - I assumed Mark was done for the day.  I have updated the 
editor's draft in place against these checkins.

Mark Birbeck wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I have just committed my final changes for now. I think it's ready for
> the next stage of reviewing.
>
> I've highlighted in the document nearly all of the outstanding issues,
> details of which I've placed below for easy reference. The one that
> isn't in there -- because I couldn't decide where to put it...and it's
> late here -- is the one about whether @src is a subject or an object.
>
> Anyway, the issues that are currently under discussion (and the
> associated description of each issue that I have placed in the
> document), are as follows:
>
> == rel and rev values ==
>
>   This approach to @rel and @rev has not yet been voted on. However, there is a
>   general desire that legacy values like @rel="next", should result in
> a meaningful
>   triple being added to the [default graph], whilst @rel="foo" should
> not. So if this
>   is not the solution, something similar will be found.
>
>
> == Use of @src, @href and @resource to complete hanging triples ==
>
>   There is an outstanding issue as to whether the @src, @href and @resource
>   attributes with no @rel or @rev values, should complete hanging triples. The
>   question is whether the following mark-up should generate three
> triples or none:
>
>   Ivan knows
>   <div about="http://www.w3.org/peopel/ivan#me" rel="foaf:knows">
>     <a href="#mark">Mark</a> and <a href="#ben">Ben</a>.
>     Note how I'm using <a href="http://foaf.org">FOAF</a> here.
>   </div>
>
>   The problem is that the third link is to the FOAF web-site, and not to someone
>   that Ivan knows. The question is whether someone could do this accidentally,
>   since to actually inhibit the triple is easily achieved by using an empty @rel
>   value:
>
>   Ivan knows
>   <div about="http://www.w3.org/peopel/ivan#me" rel="foaf:knows">
>     <a href="#mark">Mark</a> and <a href="#ben">Ben</a>.
>     Note how I'm using <a rel="" href="http://foaf.org">FOAF</a> here.
>   </div>
>
>
> == Use of @href and @resource as subjects ==
>
>   There is an outstanding issue as to how far @href and @resource
>   attributes should go in setting the subject. The various questions are:
>
>   1. Should a lone @href or @resource set the subject for any nested
>       statements:
>
>       I met with
>       <a href="http://www.w3.org/peopel/ivan#me">
>         <span property="foaf:name">Ivan</span>
>       </a>
>       Ivan the other day.
>
>   2. Should @property set predicates for a lone @href or @resource on
>       the same element:
>
>       I met with
>       <a href="http://www.w3.org/peopel/ivan#me" property="foaf:name">
>         Ivan
>       </a>
>       Ivan the other day.
>
>
> == Use of @instanceof with @href and @resource ==
>
>   There is an outstanding issue as to whether @instanceof should apply
>   to @href and @resource. For example, should the following set the type
>   of the URI identified in the link:
>
>   I met with
>   <a href="http://www.w3.org/peopel/ivan#me" instanceof="foaf:Person">
>     <span property="foaf:name">Ivan</span>
>   </a>
>   Ivan the other day.
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark
>
>   

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