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Re: Minutes for July 30th, 2009 RDFa Telecon

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 12:48:21 -0500
Message-ID: <4A79C5E5.6040301@aptest.com>
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

I appreciate what you are trying to accomplish here, but I sincerely 
feel that data- is the wrong way to go about it.  If using a colon in an 
attribute name is a bad idea, there are lots of proposals on the table 
with widespread support in the RDFa community for solving this.   
@prefix, @token, @vocab - all of these would solve the problem AND be 
validatable in an XML DTD-based validation scheme should we want to 
update XHTML 1.1 + RDFa.  data- or whatever cannot be.

Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Hello Sam thank you for your reply.....
> Sam Ruby wrote:
>> Instead of being a bonus, I believe that it was Ian's intent to 
>> specifically disallow such a use.
> Its an unnecessary restriction I think, do you know of a specific 
> reason why such use is disallowed?
>> My suggestion is to treat the current spec as a draft, and therefore 
>> subject to change.  If data-* is the right approach, a change will be 
>> needed to the draft.  If changes are needed, I'd suggest figuring out 
>> what the right change is, rather than being constrained by the 
>> current text.
> How do I propose a change? post the Issue to the HTML-WG or the WHATWG 
> or both?
> Thanks

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