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Request to advance RDFa 1.1 to Proposed Recommendation

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:35:38 -0400
Message-ID: <4F9AD8EA.3020500@digitalbazaar.com>
To: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
CC: w3t-comm@w3.org, W3C Chairs <chairs@w3.org>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
The RDF Web Applications Working Group requests that the RDFa Core 1.1,
RDFa Lite 1.1 and XHTML+RDFa 1.1 specifications are transitioned to the
Proposed Recommendation stage of the W3C Process. The Candidate
Recommendation period ends on Monday, April 30th 2012, so this request
is on the provision that no new information will come in between now and
the end of that day. The group believes that it has already fulfilled
the CR exit criteria and would like to issue this transition request in
advance.

Document Titles
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RDFa Core 1.1
RDFa Lite 1.1
XHTML+RDFa 1.1

URLs
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RDFa Core 1.1
Draft: http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/sources/rdfa-core/Overview.html
Final: http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/PR-rdfa-core-20120508/

RDFa Lite 1.1
Draft: http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/sources/rdfa-lite/Overview.html
Final: http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/PR-rdfa-lite-20120508/

XHTML+RDFa 1.1
Draft: http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/sources/xhtml-rdfa/Overview.html
Final: http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/PR-xhtml-rdfa-20120508/

Abstract
--------

The abstracts for the documents can be found at the following URLs:

RDFa Core 1.1
http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/sources/rdfa-core/Overview.html#abstract

RDFa Lite 1.1
http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/sources/rdfa-lite/Overview.html#abstract

XHTML+RDFa 1.1
http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/sources/xhtml-rdfa/Overview.html#abstract

Status
------

The status sections for each document can be found at the following URLs:

RDFa Core 1.1
http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/sources/rdfa-core/Overview.html#sotd

RDFa Lite 1.1
http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/sources/rdfa-lite/Overview.html#sotd

XHTML+RDFa 1.1
http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/sources/xhtml-rdfa/Overview.html#sotd

Proposed publication date:
--------------------------

May 8th, 2012

Records
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Decision to request the transition was made on April 26th 2012:

http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/meetings/2012-04-26#resolution_4

Significant Changes Since Previous Publication
----------------------------------------------

All comments received during the Candidate Recommendation phase were
documented and tracked here:

https://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/track/products/13

All changes made were editorial:
  * RDFa Core 1.1 - fixed the regular expression in a non-normative
    section for compact URIs.
  * RDFa Lite 1.1 - ensuring that it was more clear that @href, @src,
    @rel and @rev were allowed in Host Languages that specifically
    allowed their use.
  * RDFa Lite 1.1 - minor editorial wordsmithing and grammatical fixes.

Disposition of comments:

http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/wiki/Proposed_Recommendation_Disposition_of_Comments

Evidence That Documentation Satisfies Group's Requirements
----------------------------------------------------------

The group's scope and deliverables are outlined in the RDF Web Apps
Working Group charter:

http://www.w3.org/2011/03/rdfwa-wg-charter

The PR documents listed in this e-mail satisfy the following
requirements listed in the scope of the group:

* Simplify the RDFa markup where possible. This may include
   simplification on the usage of CURIEs, or definition of predefined
   attributes for the @rel, @rev or @property attributes. The goal is to
   make RDFa authoring easier for end users.
* Unify and ensure orthogonality of RDFa markup among all languages
   (HTML, XHTML, and XML in general)
* Maintain the RDFa-in-XHTML specification for bugs/errata
* Maintain RDFa Test Cases across host languages

Evidence that Dependencies Have Been Met
----------------------------------------

These specifications have no outstanding normative dependency requirements.

Evidence for Wide Review
------------------------

The RDFa test suite currently contains over 277 tests that
implementations must pass in order to be labeled as "fully conforming"
XML+RDFa 1.1 and XHTML+RDFa 1.1 implementations. An additional 12 tests
are provided for the optional RDFa 1.1 Vocabulary Expansion feature.
Many of these tests were a result of public discussion both with
implementers and public commenters outside of the Working Group:

http://rdfa.info/test-suite/

There are currently four fully conforming implementations of XHTML+RDFa
1.1 and XML+RDFa 1.1. There are three fully conforming implementations
for the RDFa 1.1 Vocabulary Expansion feature. This test coverage
includes many tests specifically targeted at the RDFa Core 1.1, RDFa
Lite 1.1 and XHTML+RDFa 1.1 specifications.

Evidence that issues have been formally addressed
-------------------------------------------------

Over the lifetime of the group, there were over 138 issues reported
(with a number of them retracted by the original submitter). There were
112 issues that were reported by a variety of individuals and companies
outside of the Working Group that were specifically discussed and
resolved on the teleconferences:

https://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/track/issues/closed

The Working Group believes that comments from the public, as well as the
private sector, were taken into account and addressed in a way that is
fitting with the W3C Process. The final disposition of comments for the
Candidate Recommendation phase can be found here:

http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/wiki/Proposed_Recommendation_Disposition_of_Comments

Implementation Information
--------------------------

A summary of the full implementation report for the CR phase can be
found here:

http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/wiki/CR-ImplementationReport

The full conformance report, noting four interoperable implementations
for the Candidate Recommendation phase can be found here:

http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/drafts/2012/CR-implementation-report-20120503/

Objections
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None raised

Patent disclosures
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None

Manu Sporny, on behalf of the RDF Web Applications Working Group

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