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Re: attempting to merge the 'vocab' and 'profile' documents

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2010 18:25:46 +0100
Message-ID: <4B913E9A.40108@w3.org>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
CC: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>, W3C RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>

On 2010-3-5 18:11 , Toby Inkster wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-03-05 at 17:17 +0100, Ivan Herman wrote:
>> I am more concerned by the, shall we say, 'political' issues that this
>> might raise: HTML5 WG decides to remove an attribute and then the RDFa
>> WG decides to reintroduce it... that would be a recipe for flame wars 
> *cough* @rev *cough*.


True, there is an analogy. Except that, well, nobody really cared about
@rev, many people did not even know that this attribute existed. But
whether @profile should stay or not was (and is) the subject of
discussions, ie, more visible.

Also: @rev was used in RDFa1.0 as an integral part of the technology.
@profile was used but on the side, so to say, and as an optional feature
that did not really influence RDFa processing. We would suddenly pick it
up make it an essential feature of RDFa 1.1 just when the HTML WG
decides to drop it... And we would give it a special semantics, although
many people would believe this is the same old @profile and would use it
for different things...

Anyway. This is not a technical issue, obviously...

Have a nice week-end!



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