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Re: @profile everywhere proposal

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:25:51 +0000
Message-ID: <4B83AD2F.1080908@weborganics.co.uk>
To: martin@weborganics.co.uk
CC: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
On 23/02/2010 10:15, Martin McEvoy wrote:
> On 23/02/2010 10:07, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> 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.
>>> ...
>
> Hello Julian,
>
>>
>> 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>.
>
> Agreed it doesnt. the use of @profile in my example is not intended to 
> be retrieved only used "a globally unique name".


I should have added, @profile (in the example) is just used as an 
Identifier or keyword.

Thanks.

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