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Re: RDFa test case #1 missing @profile?

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 15:07:29 -0500
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Cc: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <m2y78z1shq.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Ben Adida <ben@adida.net> was heard to say:
| Norman Walsh wrote:
|> The point of a @profile isn't just for GRDDL. It's not magic that's
|> important, it's (1) expression of the author's intent and (2) the
|> ability to "follow your nose".
[...]
| We resolved in the task force that the normative way of following
| one's nose would be via the doctype and DTD, since @about, etc... are
| defined by the DTD for XHTML1.1+RDFa. So I agree with all of the
| arguments you're making, except with regards to the *specifics* of how
| one follows one's nose.

I see. The document type declaration is fairly fragile with a somewhat
tenuous connection to the document (it doesn't usually survive XSLT
transformations, it doesn't survive XInclude, etc.).

I appreciate that the TF thought hard about this problem, but I'm
disappointed with the solution selected.

| We are using @profile as an extra hint, but we do not consider it
| mandatory. I have come to agree with Manu and Ivan: let's have all our
| test cases use @profile, except for one, since we don't consider it
| mandatory. That shows "best practices" but also parser conformance.

That's an improvement, certainly, thank you.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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