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Re: Proposed Wording Change - Processing step 9

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 17:48:55 +0100
Message-Id: <2B971039-143B-4A5D-A12B-FEF881183C6D@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: "public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf.w3.org" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
On 3 Sep 2009, at 17:15, Shane McCarron wrote:

> I propose that we change step 9 so that the *default* behavior is  
> that a "plain literal" is generated, as opposed to the default  
> behavior today that an "XML Literal" is generated.

While I agree that this is better default behaviour, it is a big  
change from the current specification. Are you proposing this as an  
errata, or for a future version of RDFa?

If the former, I think it's too big a change.

If the latter, it sounds like a good idea, but it would need to be  
decided if processors would be expected to apply the old rule for  
RDFa 1.0 and the new rule for RDFa 1.1? If so, what would be the  
definitive way of determining which to use? Using the XHTML @version  
attribute and defaulting to 1.1 when it's not present makes sense for  
XHTML+RDFa 1.0, but perhaps not so much for other host languages such  
as SVG and ODF.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Thursday, 3 September 2009 16:49:38 UTC

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