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Re: inheriting the parent object

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 17:02:13 +0100
Message-ID: <ed77aa9f0904270902p4e2ad35eq5cdbc0d43345c5a9@mail.gmail.com>
To: publicayers@verizon.net
Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Hi Brian,

First, be careful that your @about and @resource attributes should
contain safe CURIEs:

  <div about="[pre:id1]" rel="pre:foo" resource="[pre:id2]">

Anyway, on the processing:

Whilst processing your first RDFa line, you have this at step 5:

  If the [current element] does contain a @rel or @rev attribute, then the
  next step is to establish both a value for [new subject] and a value for
  [current object resource]:

Towards the end of step 5, you can see that [current object resource]
is set to @resource:

  Then the [current object resource] is set to the URI obtained from the first
  match from the following rules:

    * by using the URI from @resource, if present, obtained according to
      the section on CURIE and URI Processing;

Then, at the end of processing this line, you get to step 11 which
says that a new context is created for recursing the algorithm, and
that in the new context:

  the [parent object] is set to value of [current object resource], if non-null,

Which means that we now enter the next iteration with the value of
@resource as the candidate subject value.

Now, when processing your next line (the one with @property on), you
have this at step 4:

  otherwise, if [parent object] is present, [new subject] is set to the value of
  [parent object]. Additionally, if @property is not present then the [skip
  element] flag is set to 'true';

So that's the case that applies if there is no @rel/@rev, no @about,
no @src, no @href and no @resource, and causes a triple to be
generated that uses @resource as its subject, and @property as its



On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 4:45 PM,  <publicayers@verizon.net> wrote:
> Should a child evaluation context get its parent-object value set to the
> parent context's parent-object if the parent context does not have a
> current-object-resource? This seems to be the only way I can make something
> like the following work as I expected:
> <div about="pre:id1" rel="pre:foo" resource="pre:id2>
>    <div>
>      <span property="pre:bar">some text</span>
>    </div>
> </div>
> but I can't find where in the RDFa in XHTML document that is indicated. The
> inner //div gets its parent-object set to the outer @resource, but the
> //span can't chain on the outer @resource unless the //span gets its
> parent-object set to the parent-object of the //div (ie the @resource
> value).
> Perhaps I'm missing something in the document, or should chaining not work
> in this case?
> Brian

Mark Birbeck, webBackplane



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