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Re: Can RDFa be used on XML: pharma information

From: Ralph R. Swick <swick@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:30:17 -0400
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To: Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
At 10:48 PM 6/23/2009 +1000, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>I see that the 2008 draft
>  http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/RDFa/rdfa-overview
>says
> "RDFa itself is intended to be a technique that allows for adding metadata to any (XML) markup document, including SMIL, RSS, SVG, MathML, etc. Note, however, that in the current state, RDFa is being defined only for the (X)HTML family of languages."

The RDFa specification was designed with the intent that other
languages than XHTML could take advantage of RDFa markup.
(The terminology "host language" was used in some drafts
to signal this direction.)  The charter under which the group
was operating was specific to XHTML, thus the wording in
the W3C Recommendation.

>So I think I will go ahead and add some RDFa markup to the
>XML, 

By all means, reuse the RDFa vocabulary if it seems appropriate
for your application.
Received on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 18:30:48 GMT

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