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Re: RDF-ISSUE-83 (HTML-rel-meta): RDF/XML: Incorrect reference for use of HTML rel="meta" [RDF General]

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 18:37:39 +0100
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To: RDF Working Group <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>

On Feb 18, 2012, at 16:57 , RDF Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:

> RDF-ISSUE-83 (HTML-rel-meta): RDF/XML: Incorrect reference for use of HTML rel="meta" [RDF General]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/track/issues/83
> Raised by: Richard Cyganiak
> On product: RDF General
> The 2004 RDF/XML spec has a section on “Using RDF/XML with HTML and XHTML”:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-rdf-syntax-grammar-20040210/#section-rdf-in-HTML
> This section states:
> [[
> The DCMI has used and recommended rel="meta" when linking in RFC 2731 — Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML [RFC-2731]
> ]]
> However, flicking through RFC2731, I can't find any mention of rel="meta". So it seems that the reference is wrong:
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2731.txt
> I found a Dublin Core document that explicitly recommends rel="meta", but it is marked as SUPERSEDED, and I cannot find rel="meta" recommended in any of the documents that replace it:
> http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmes-xml/
> So it may be the case that the DCMI no longer recommends the use of rel="meta".
> I note however that rel="meta" is recommended by FOAF, GoodRelations, and W3C's “Cool URIs for the Semantic Web” document, and generally in fairly wide use. A roundup of links is here:
> http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-meta
> A separate question is whether this section should be in the RDF/XML spec at all, given that it's not syntax-specific. Maybe the Primer is a better place?

I think you are right. Such references are not really o.k. in the recommendation



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