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Re: Minutes for July 30th, 2009 RDFa Telecon

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:12:01 +0200
Message-ID: <4A79AF51.3080803@gmx.de>
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
CC: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Hello Julian...
> 
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Martin McEvoy wrote:
>>> ...
>>> So something like this would be a suitable proposal:
>>>
>>> <section data-pet="http://example.com/animal#"
>>>         data-animal="http://example.org/"
>>>         typeof="pet:cat animal:feline">
>>> ...
>>
>> Nope. See <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#attr-data>:
>>
>> "Custom data attributes  are intended to store custom data private to 
>> the page or application, for which there are no more appropriate 
>> attributes or elements.
>>
>> These attributes are not intended for use by software that is 
>> independent of the site that uses the attributes."
> but this is private to the page, data-pet="http://example.com/animal#"  
> ...is it not?
> 
> as for not intended for use by software that is independent of the site, 
> why does that matter when the web page itself is the application? surely 
> there is nothing wrong with that?
> ...

I thought the purpose was to expose additional data to clients, 
independent of the page?

BR, Julian
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