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Re: ISSUE-36: Specifying a default vocabulary via an RDFa Profile

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:01:53 +0200
Cc: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9D5E72FE-C2A7-457A-A51F-9D0420FDCFD3@w3.org>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
I do not have a problem with it.


On Jul 22, 2010, at 19:05 , Shane McCarron wrote:

> Earlier today we sorted out a solution for Issue 24 - case insensitive TERMs.  Part of that solution is permitting host languages to define default TERMs and prefix mappings via a default RDFa Profile.
> The RDFa Core specification already also permits host languages to define a 'default vocabulary'.  In other words, a default value for @vocab to be used with CURIEs with no prefix are used (e.g., property='shanesFavoriteProperty').  For completeness, I think we should extend the definition of RDFa Profile to allow a declaration of a default vocabulary.  This would involve the following changes:
>   * Define the term 'rdfa:vocabulary' in our term collection, and
>     rules for it in Section 9.
>   * Swap steps 2 and 3 in the processing sequence so that @profile is
>     evaluated before @vocab.
> Note that I do NOT think that either XHTML+RDFa nor HTML+RDFa should define a default vocabulary.  This facility is there for other, future host languages.
> Comments?  Objections?
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