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Official Response to ISSUE-136 from RDF Web Apps WG

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:45:40 -0400
Message-ID: <4F9A2474.3080805@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.com>
CC: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Hi Alex,

Thank you for your public feedback on the RDFa 1.1 documents. This is an
official response from the RDF Web Apps WG to your Candidate
Recommendation issue before we enter the Proposed Recommendation phase
for the RDFa 1.1 specifications.

Your issue was tracked here:

http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/track/issues/136

Explanation of Issue
--------------------

You had raised a concern that the RDFa Lite 1.1 specification was silent
about Document Conformance and the use of @href, @src, @rel, and @rev.
Specifically, you were concerned that one reading of the document
conformance clauses of RDFa Lite 1.1 when used with HTML5 would make the
use of @href, @src, @rel, and/or @rev illegal from a document
conformance standpoint.

Working Group Decision
----------------------

The Working Group discussed the issue during the telecon today:

http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/meetings/2012-04-26#ISSUE__2d_136__3a__RDFa_Lite_1__2e_1_Document_Conformance_regarding___40_href__2f___40_src_and___40_rel__2f___40_rev

We felt that your concern was valid and that we should make a minor
editorial change to clarify that we never intended that @href, @src,
@rel, and @rev should be disallowed in HTML5+RDFa Lite 1.1 from a
document conformance standpoint.

RESOLVED: Update the RDFa Lite 1.1 specification using something to the
effect of: "It must not use any additional RDFa attributes other than
vocab, typeof, property, resource, and prefix; it may also use href and
src, when the Host Language authorizes their usage. However, even if
authorized by the Host Language, the usage of rel and rev should be
restricted to non-RDFa usage patterns, as defined by the Host Language."

Feedback
--------

Since this is an official Working Group response to your issue, and
since the group is under an extremely tight deadline, we would really
appreciate it if you responded immediately to this e-mail and let us
know if the findings and decision made by the group is acceptable to you
as soon as possible.

-- manu

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