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Re: Support for integration with XML is broken

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:32:05 +0200
Cc: ht@inf.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson), public-rdfa-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <F6B4170C-8F48-4F4C-A425-F3D7A863E13F@w3.org>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Except if the has AttributeNS function is not available...


On Oct 21, 2011, at 11:51 , Toby Inkster wrote:

> Ivan Herman wrote:
>> Ie: it would not be impossible to redo my implementation with full
>> glory namespace support but yes, it would require some extra and non
>> negligible work...
> Shane McCarron wrote:
>> I agree that we discussed this.  What I remember is that people
>> didn't want to have to have their parsers support namespaced
>> attributes because it would mean a lot more work.  Manu?
> It's really not much work.
> Just replace all:
> 	hasAttribute('foo')
> 	getAttribute('foo')
> 	setAttribute('foo', 'val')
> with:
> 	hasAttributeNS($RDFANS, 'foo')
> 	getAttributeNS($RDFANS, 'foo')
> 	setAttributeNS($RDFANS, 'foo', 'val')
> where $RDFANS is a variable that you set right at the beginning of the
> parsing, upon detecting the host language. e.g. if the host language is
> XHTML or HTML or SVG, you'd set it to null; if the host language is
> OpenDocument, you'd set it to "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml".
> This is what I did - took about ten minutes. Of the three major changes
> I needed to make to support OpenDocument's flavour of RDFa, it was the
> simplest. (The others were: OpenDocument is a collection of *zipped*
> XML files; and OpenDocument supports literals that start half-way
> through a paragraph and end somewhere outside the paragraph.)
> Of course this doesn't allow a host language to place some RDFa
> attributes in one namespace, and other RDFa attributes in another
> namespace. But anyone who wants to do that with their host language
> needs to be taken out back and "re-educated" by a couple of heavies
> with cricket bats.
> -- 
> Toby A Inkster
> <mailto:mail@tobyinkster.co.uk>
> <http://tobyinkster.co.uk>

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