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Fwd: Comment on RDF 1.1: use case for HTML5 data type (on ISSUE-63)

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 17:05:06 +0200
To: W3C RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
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Re-posting it for the tracker.

Tracker, this is for ISSUE-63

Ivan

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> From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
> Subject: Comment on RDF 1.1: use case for HTML5 data type
> Date: April 2, 2012 16:28:25 GMT+02:00
> To: public-rdf-comments@w3.org
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> 
> Dear RDF working group,
> 
> This is a comment on RDF 1.1. I want to make you aware of the work undertaken in the MultilingualWeb-LT (MLW-L)T working group
> http://www.w3.org/International/multilingualweb/lt/
> We are defining metadata to enhance language technology applications and localization services on the Web. An example application is machine translation. Here recently a "translate" attribute has been added to HTML5, see
> http://rishida.net/blog/?p=831
> for further information and for uptake by current online machine translation services.
> 
> The MLW-LT working group is developing other kind of metadata also to be added to HTML5. Details of the mechanism are under discussion, but we are likely to continue an attribute approach like with "translate", using a specific prefix for the time being.
> 
> The goal of the MLW-LT group is to bring this metadata to other types of content as well.
> RDF is an important type of content for us. We would like to avoid developing content type specific metadata syntaxes as less as possible. This is the motivation for my mail.
> 
> I have heard that there are discussions about adding an HTML5 datatype to RDF 1.1. Such a data type would help us tremendously, since we could just re-use our attribute approach: the attributes would be part of HTML5 syntax, no matter whether HTML5 pieces show up as HTML5 itself or whether they are part of e.g. a label in RDF. For the latter, RDF (1.1.) of course would need to allow for the HTML5 datatype.
> 
> I hope that this use case is of interest for you and helps to motivate the introduction of an HTML5 datatype in RDF 1.1. Looking very much forward for your feedback.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Felix Sasaki (co-chair and staff contact of the MLW-LT Working Group) 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Felix Sasaki
> DFKI / W3C Fellow
> 


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