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Re: @profile everywhere proposal

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 11:07:12 +0100
Message-ID: <4B83A8D0.30703@gmx.de>
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
CC: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
On 23.02.2010 10:57, Martin McEvoy wrote:
> On 22/02/2010 23:08, Ben Adida wrote:
>> On 2/19/10 1:19 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
>>> Julian, Tantek and I will be proposing a @profile everywhere spec on the
>>> HTML WG in the next month. It would be defined for HTML5, but could be
>>> extended to HTML4.01 and XHTML.
>>
>> Is the idea to simply concatenate @profile with the keywords, or does
>> the profile list a bunch of keywords that can resolve to any URI as
>> defined by the profile?
>>
>> How do we best keep this in sync with the RDFa WG's discussions?
>>
>
> I believe that @profile would be most useful (in RDFa) to define a
> default vocabulary or namespace.
>
> Example
>
> <div profile="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
> typeof="Person">
> <span property="name">Ben Adida</span>
> <a rel="homepage" href="http://adida.net/">http://adida.net/</a>
> </div>
>
> It would keep the use of prefixes and the use of xmlns down to a minimal.
> I think if RDFa, Microdata and Microformats all adopt the use of
> @profile in this way they would all have a common ground.
>
> Great stuff I think.
> ...

I don't think that use is compatible with @profile as defined and 
practiced before. For instance, saying

    profile="http://dublincore.org/documents/2008/08/04/dc-html/"

does not imply *anything* about @rel and @class names inside <body>.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 10:07:50 UTC

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