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Re: Using RDFa to produce self-describing HTML

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 10:17:13 -0500
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: TAG <www-tag@w3.org>, XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1211987833.4651.910.camel@pav.lan>

On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 13:57 +0200, Steven Pemberton wrote:
> Dear TAG,
> 
> With regards to:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/selfDescribingDocuments#UsingRDFa
> 
> "Note: at this time, drafts of the [RDFa] specification are available, but  
> the media-type registration for HTML itself has not been updated to  
> reflect RDFa. As described in TAG Finding [AuthoritativeMetadata],  
> conventions like RDFa are normative only if provided for in the applicable  
> specification for the media-type in which they are used. Thus, for RDFa to  
> be fully integrated with 2 The Web's Standard Retrieval Algorithm, the  
> HTML and/or XHTML media-type registrations must be be updated. Use of RDFa  
> is in any case encouraged in the interim until that happens."
> 
> Both the XHTML2 WG and the RDF in XHTML Task Force (responsible for RDFa)  
> disagree with this conclusion.
> 
> While we do believe that the namespace document for XHTML would be a  
> reasonable place to document the use of RDFa in XHTML, we do not believe  
> that in order to be able to extract anything at all from an XHTML document  
> it is necessary to record this in the media type.
> 
> The media type points to the definition of XHTML at W3C, and the  
> definition of XHTML says how you can process it.

Could you elaborate that in detail? How exactly does one get from
the IANA media type registration entry to the RDFa spec without
going thru the namespace document?
 
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