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Re: [HTML+RDFa 1.1] section 3.1 and 2.1

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:21:46 +0100
Cc: public-rdfa-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <CC6EC834-9F19-4649-B910-E9CC00527715@w3.org>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>

On Jan 31, 2013, at 16:02 , Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> On 01/31/2013 07:05 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:
>> To be honest, I am not sure how to solve these issues, and I would 
>> welcome your suggestions. We face two problems here.
> Sorry, Ivan - I'm going to have to disagree with you here. We had months
> and months of discussion about this between the HTML WG and WHAT WG. The
> HTML5 spec is crystal clear: There is NO versioning mechanism for HTML5
> and XHTML5. We're not changing that. Full stop. :)
> We tried to and there were multiple Formal Objection threats over
> introducing any sort of versioning in HTML5+RDFa or XHTML5+RDFa.
> We didn't like this, which is why we said that if an RDFa Processor sees
> @version, it MUST process it. So, Olaf can use the XHTML1+RDFa 1.1
> DOCTYPE now and his document will continue to be processed as such. If
> he wants to use XTHML5+RDFa 1.1, then he can use @version (which won't
> validate). There will most likely never be an XHTML6 or HTML6 that is
> versioned, we may fall back to @version if it does become versioned.
> The reason HTML5 doesn't have a versioning mechanism is because the
> browser vendors tried for years to use the versions that people put in
> their documents and found out that authors get the DOCTYPE declaration
> wrong more times than they get it right. So, now DOCTYPE declarations
> are mostly meaningless on the Web because novices didn't get it right.

There is no disagreement here. This is what I tried to convey but I was not successful...


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