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Re: RDFa Primer comment

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 14:58:17 +0900
Cc: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, Carlos Tejo Alonso <carlos.tejo@fundacionctic.org>, "public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf.w3.org" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4C79310A-6A08-48A6-B535-72402725091A@w3.org>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>

Le 17 juil. 2008 à 23:44, Shane McCarron a écrit :
> What does that mean in the real world?  Most people who are  
> developing real content (as opposed to some random blog somewhere)  
> are concerned that content be "valid".

Then there is a minority or people producing real content.  Most of  
the content on the web is not valid.

> Valid content is content that "validates" using a validation tool  
> such as the ones built into popular commercial editing tools or web- 
> based ones such as http://validator.3.org

note that while checking many things, validator.w3.org, doesn't check  
everything which is proposed in a specification.

> Once you have valid content, you probably want that content to go to  
> every user agent out there.  And that's fine.  Even though user  
> agents don't explicitly "speak" this new markup language, they are  
> perfectly happy to process it.

The main user agent,, IE, in its released version doesn't support  
application/xhtml+xml. Before serving XHTML as text/html, they should  
read "How is the treatment of application/xhtml+xml documents  
different from the treatment of text/html documents?"[1] so they can  
make a fully informed choice.

[1]: http://www.mozilla.org/docs/web-developer/faq.html#xhtmldiff

> The "tag soup" days of the 90s are going the way of the Dodo - and  
> that's a very good thing.

That is not true. Asserting it doesn't make it true either.  As much  
as I appreciate the effort and that I love RDFa and XHTML, asserting  
things which are not facts, deserve RDFa community, unfortunately. :/

/me who serves his pages as XHTML, and loves Semantic Web technologies.

Karl Dubost - W3C
Be Strict To Be Cool
Received on Friday, 18 July 2008 05:58:59 UTC

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