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Re: RDFa in HTML 4

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:40:21 -0500
Message-ID: <4880D585.1070203@aptest.com>
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
CC: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Shane McCarron wrote:
> My conclusion about that was that it could be hacked, but it wouldn't 
> help because attribute names with colons in them are not permitted in 
> SGML and therefore (probably) not permitted in the DOM and some 
> parsers could barf were we to try to shoehorn "xmlns:foaf=whatever" 
> into HTML 4 + RDFa.
I lied....  I was using the wrong HTML 4 declaration for the SGML parser 
when I was testing this.  You can define attributes with colons in them 
and the parser/validator should work fine.  Sorry for any confusion.

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Received on Friday, 18 July 2008 17:41:00 UTC

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