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Re: Late, but I have reservations.

From: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 07:45:41 +0100
Message-Id: <C59F1E54-84B8-495D-A5F4-4181985C48E8@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
To: gannon_dick@yahoo.com

> Further, if Persons are a key class of user, what purpose is served  
> by allowing RDFa in the <head>?

The question to ask is what would be served by *disallowing* it? It's  
simpler for authors to remember and parsers to implement if they can  
just follow the rule "it's allowed everywhere" rather than worrying  
about where it is be allowed and where it isn't.

Besides which, <title property="dc:title"> offers a quick, easy  
triple that anyone can implement without any thought. Existing <link  
rel="stylesheet"> links in <head> will also create triples.

> The meta data in the <head> should be reserved for computer magic  
> tricks, not connectivity code between two humans neither of which  
> (mostly) ever see the <head>.

Yes, many people do not see/cannot change <head>, but as RDFa can be  
used in the page body, that's fine.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Tuesday, 22 July 2008 06:46:34 UTC

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