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Re: Section 1 of the New RDFa Syntax Draft ready for reviews

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 10:18:16 +0100
Message-ID: <479D9DD8.5010502@w3.org>
To: Michael Bolger <michael@michaelbolger.net>
Cc: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

As an alternative...

This document, as a Rec, defines an XHTML1 variant, ie, is based on 
XHTML1. I am not sure it would be appropriate to discuss non XHTML1 
issues *within the document* (let alone the fact that this would slow 
down the progress of the document on Rec path).

What about planning for a separate WG Note instead that would give 
information on how these attributes can be used in a non-XHTML1 setting. 
Such an informative note would be of a great value... (I know that we 
were playing of defining the attributes without any reference to any 
host language; that note would be somewhere between the two).

I guess the issue about HTML5 is the question of extensibility, ie, of 
validation. (And I do not think there is a clear view on that in the 
HTML group either.) *If* this issue is put aside, the RDFa specification 
could be used with (well, invalid) HTML5 documents when using HTML5's 
XML serialization. There is nothing, as far as I can see, in the process 
description of the RDFa attributes that would be dependent on a 
particular HTML in XML version, it just describes things in terms of a 
DOM tree operation. I am not sure about the non-XML HTML5, simply 
because I lack the necessary knowledge on how this is handled with no 
DOM tree around...

Just my 2 cents...



Michael Bolger wrote:
> I suggest a proactive approach toward a troubling
> development concerning IE8 [1] [2], what effect
> will it be if they fail to support XHTML?  Also with
> HTML5 <!DOCTYPE html> [3]   + profile issues.
> In Section 1 please include a brief , highly informative
> (relationship) projection about HTML5, I want to
> see the plan ahead, will all the work to create
> XHTML+RDFa documents now; survive (etc.).
> They might not make it through section 2.:)
> [1] 
> http://realtech.burningbird.net/standards/bobbing-heads-and-the-ie8-meta-tag/ 
> [2] http://www.molly.com/2008/01/24/me-ie8-and-microsoft-versioning/
> [3] http://ejohn.org/blog/html5-doctype/
> [4] http://ejohn.org/blog/html5-shiv/
> -interesting "once you create a new DOM element"
> Thank You
> Mike


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