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Re: Errata text for RDFa Syntax section 5.5 step 2

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:46:41 -0500
Message-ID: <4AAA70E1.9060806@aptest.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: "public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf.w3.org" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>


Ivan Herman wrote:
> Shane, just to avoid misunderstandings: can you give want exactly the
> new text would be? It is not 100% clear from your mail (not that I
> disagree with anything you say:-)
>
>   

Ummm... huh?  The text in my mail below is EXACTLY what I want the 
errata document to say.  I am not, at this time, proposing any new 
wording for some future RDFa Syntax revision.

> Ivan
>
> Shane McCarron wrote:
>   
>> I indicated at the end of the call today I would draft some errata text
>> to tighten the spec with regard to what portions of the Namespaces in
>> XML Recommendation are relevant to RDFa Syntax. Here is my proposed text:
>>
>> Section 5.5 step 2 - The text of step 2 reads in part
>> "Mappings are provided by @xmlns. The value to be mapped is set by
>> the XML namespace prefix, and the value to map is the value of the
>> attribute—a URI. Note that the URI is not processed in any way; in
>> particular if it is a relative path it is not resolved against the
>> current [base]. Authors are advised to follow best practice for
>> using namespaces, which includes not using relative paths." The
>> real meaning if this is only clear in the context of Section
>> 5.4.1. Scoping of Prefix Mappings, which normatively includes the
>> syntax processing rules of the Namespaces in XML Recommendation.
>>
>> For the avoidance of doubt, it should be understood that it is
>> ONLY the syntax processing rules of Namespaces in XML that are
>> relevant to this Recommendation. Those rules define the legal
>> syntax for attributes beginning with the sequence 'xmlns:'.
>> Conforming RDFa Processors MUST evaluate the definition of URI
>> mappings in a manner consistent with those rules.
>>
>> Further, the beginning of text cited above should be read as
>> "Mappings are provided via the PrefixedAttName production as
>> defined in [XMLNS]."
>>
>> Comments?
>>
>>     
>
>   

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