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Re: Minutes for July 30th, 2009 RDFa Telecon

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 13:48:10 +0100
Message-ID: <4A797F8A.2070209@weborganics.co.uk>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Martin McEvoy wrote this:
> Hello Manu
> Manu Sporny wrote:
>> Minutes for last weeks RDFa telecon are now available:
>>    3. HTML5+RDFa FPWD proposal and xmlns: language change
> "<benadida> ... SamRuby wants 3 people (not in RDFa community, voting 
> as a block) to support the HTML5+RDFa spec."
> I will support the HTML5+RDFa spec, my only concern is the use of 
> xmlns: to define curies, this probably needs to change, I have no 
> issues with CURIE's however.

I do have an Idea on way to resolve the xmlns: problems in HTML5 the 
best way I think is to just give you all an example.

Based on example found in section 5.1.2  

<html xmlns:prefix="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/prefix#">
     <meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html;charset=UTF-8" />
<section prefix:pet="http://example.com/animal#"
             typeof="pet:cat animal:feline">
<h2 property="pet:name">Hedral</h2>
 <p property="pet:desc">
    Hedral is a <span property="animal:gender">male</span> <span 
property="animal:title">american domestic shorthair</span>,
    with a fluffy <span prop="property:color">black</span> fur with  
<span property="property:color">white</span> paws and belly.
<img property="pet:photo animal:img" src="hedral.jpeg" alt="an american 
domestic shorthair cat" title="My Cat Hedral" />

Is there anything wrong with using xmlns: in the way I have proposed 
above?  as I am unsure of what the Issues may be?, I think structure an 
content are more clearly defined....? also xmlns is not depreciated in 
html5 so really what's the cost?


Martin McEvoy
Received on Wednesday, 5 August 2009 12:49:04 UTC

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