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Re: [Fwd: [uf-discuss] Fwd: [whatwg] Removing @rev]

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 18:06:48 -0700
Message-ID: <ed77aa9f0805161806t1f72c70fu8ed7cce73d2d0028@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Niklas Lindström" <lindstream@gmail.com>
Cc: "Ben Adida" <ben@adida.net>, "Manu Sporny" <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Hi Niklas,

> [Digression: It's a complex issue of course, but I'm uncomfortable
> with the way HTML5 seems to drop stuff that are relevant to many good
> things, e.g. RDFa. Well, @profile and @rev to date(?), but who knows
> what else may be thrown out since "nobody uses it".. I hope for a
> future for XHTML2. (Or even something like "web document markup" and
> an extension like "web application markup", but that's another
> story.)]

You mean, sort of, 'leading the web to its full potential' in two
directions at the same time? ;)

Yes...I think a lot of people are getting tired of this. But what I
would say in consolation is that the significant factor is *usage*.
And in my view there is sufficient momentum building behind RDFa now,
that removing @rev in the future would just be laughed at.

Obviously I don't want to say 'don't worry', but I think that as long
as we keep producing stuff that's useful to people, we'll be ok.

Regards,

Mark

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