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ISSUE-45 (cite and longdesc support): Consider supporting cite and longdesc attributes in XHTML+RDFa and HTML+RDFa [RDFa 1.1 in XHTML 1.1]

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Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 04:53:37 +0000
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ISSUE-45 (cite and longdesc support): Consider supporting cite and longdesc attributes in XHTML+RDFa and HTML+RDFa [RDFa 1.1 in XHTML 1.1]

http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/track/issues/45

Raised by: Shane McCarron
On product: RDFa 1.1 in XHTML 1.1

>From Leif Halvard Silli:

@longdesc represents a hyperlink quite identical to anchor element hyperlinks. And thus my approach is further that RDFa therefore should not forget/ignore @longdesc hyperlinks.

I further think that to compare the @longdesc link with the many attributes of e.g. <object> - many of which are also fundamentally links - is not 100 percent fair.  Longdesc should have higher priority than most object attributes. Because it is my perception that RDFa is primarily meant to identify, to computers, the 
semantics that are available to humans. Whereas many of the attributes of object, video, audio perhaps more should be seen as machine instruction links - the computers and programs that needs access them, are already able to do so.

More background available in the following thread:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdfa-wg/2010Aug/0086.html
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