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RDFa as a UI extension mechanism

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 01:28:31 -0400
Message-ID: <487D86FF.6040505@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

HTML and XHTML standards tend to be increasingly large undertakings
whose time frames from beginning to end approach multiple years. Some
standards processes are approaching a decade to complete and the future
only holds longer release cycles unless the standards bodies can find a
way to modularize the work.

XHTML Modularization was a step in the right direction. The HTML 5
route, while a noble undertaking, could be improved via the use of RDFa
semantics to provide functionality. This article outlines a potential
method for improving the standardization processes for XHTML and HTML
family languages by using vocabularies to define functionality instead
of the traditional ELEMENT/ATTRIBUTE route.


Thoughts? Criticisms?

-- manu

Manu Sporny
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Bitmunk 3.0 Website Launches
Received on Wednesday, 16 July 2008 05:29:16 UTC

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