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Re: Proposal for ISSUE-11: Default prefix declarations

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:23:21 -0500
Message-ID: <4B8B4139.40908@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
On 02/28/2010 10:58 PM, Shane McCarron wrote:
> +1.  The only risk I see associated with this proposal is that people
> might assume that some prefix is pre-declared when in fact it is not
> (e.g., my favorite vocab is skiing: - that MUST be in there).


Also, I don't know if we want to put a proviso in the spec that states
that default URI mappings will never change. Placing such a proviso in
there could be an issue with vocabularies like Dublin Core, that have
changed their URL from:




but ensured the vocabulary was backwards-compatible.

Maybe we could say that default URI mappings will always map to the most
recent version of a vocabulary, or a backwards-compatible implementation
of a vocabulary? This could protect future versions of RDFa from
vocabulary rot or implosions of large companies (like Google or Yahoo or
Lehman Brothers).

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
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