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Re: longdesc URLs and RDFa

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:50:27 +0100
Message-ID: <4C696C53.4010608@weborganics.co.uk>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>, public-rdfa-wg@w3.org
  Hello Lief,

On 15/08/2010 12:17, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> .... The micro format I presented initially - roughly this:
> 	<a href="http://example.com/l.htm" rel="longdesc">	
> 		<img src="img" alt="text" />
>      </a>
>
> leads to the triple:
> http://example.com/doc<longdesc>  <http://example.com/l.htm>  
> ....

You know you would find it a lot easier to define a longdesc rel patter 
if you first proposed it as an actual microformat[1], you would find it 
a lot easier then to convince people that longdesc is desirable because 
you would have examples, a use case and a format to persuade people with.
@longdesc isnt much thought about by the web as a whole (hence why the 
longdesc attribute was recently removed in HTML5[2]) so its difficult 
for people to get a grip of why the value may be useful, Im not saying 
@longdesc isn't but use cases and examples *should* come first before 
you can begin a technical  discussion about format, It gives people a 
solid Idea of what you are proposing and how it may be implemented.

Best wishes ;)

[1] 
http://microformats.org/wiki/process#So_you_wanna_develop_a_new_microformat.3F
[2] 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Aug/att-0112/issue-30-decision.html

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Martin McEvoy
Received on Monday, 16 August 2010 16:51:07 GMT

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