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Re: RDFa for table columns

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:23:42 +0100
Message-ID: <ed77aa9f0904210723r4927ebfcydb55f8312c20f2bd@mail.gmail.com>
To: publicayers@verizon.net
Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Hi Brian,

The only 'factoring' that you can do is with @rel and @rev; the
'hanging triple' behaviour allows you to have the object of the triple
at some distance from the predicate, which effectively means you can
'reuse' a predicate many times over:

  <table about="#brian" rel="foaf:knows">
    <tr resource="#alice">
      <td property="foaf:name">Alice</td>
    <tr resource="#bob">
      <td property="foaf:name">Bob</td>

However, with @property you'll end up with an XML literal if you try
to take the same 'hanging' approach, and @datatype must also be
attached to the same element.



On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 3:13 PM,  <publicayers@verizon.net> wrote:
> I was looking into applying RDFa on an HTML table, detailing the
> relationship between the table row and the columns. It looks like I'll need
> to add @rel or @property/@datatype on each table cell.
> Has there been any discussion about expanding RDFa to allow factoring all
> those duplicate assertions into the //table or perhaps //th for the columns?
> Brian

Mark Birbeck, webBackplane



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