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Re: longdesc URLs and RDFa

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 19:01:25 +0200
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>, public-rdfa-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100816190125439840.f8736fdc@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Martin McEvoy, Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:50:27 +0100:
>  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.

That's a good idea. I may do that.

> @longdesc isnt much thought about by the web as a whole (hence why 
> the longdesc attribute was recently removed in HTML5[2])

It was long ago removed.  Recently, it was _not added_. I know all 
about that:

http://www.malform.no/messages/appeal-issue-30.html

> 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.

Again - a good tip. It could happen.

> 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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