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Re: [RDFa] Overview (was: [RDFa] Yet another QA-related question)

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 16:55:14 +0000
Message-ID: <640dd5060702130855p13912e4bha462fb61601733e4@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Cc: "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>, boland@nist.gov, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org, public-swd-wg@w3.org, www-qa@w3.org

Hi Michael,

This is a useful document. However, everything you have done here
relates to XHTML. The goal of RDFa was always to provide a way to add
RDF to *any* mark-up, via attributes. In other words, it supports
augmenting SVG, as much as it supports XHTML. (In fact, someone has
even provided use-cases for using RDFa to augment RDF/XML.)

So the document you are describing should either be less
XHTML-specific (which might be tricky) or it should not refer to
"RDFa", but perhaps something like "RDFa in XHTML" or "RDFa in HTML".
(The main environment in which RDFa will be initially deployed will be
HTML.)

Regards,

Mark

On 13/02/07, Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at> wrote:
>
>
> Karl, Tim, All,
>
> Thanks a lot for your comments. Due to these encouraging
> postings I have now put together a very first draft of the
> umbrella document [1].
>
> Ben (1): This doc (cf. section 4) also partly addresses the
> action you (we both) haven taken to list the RDF coverage [2].
>
> Ben (2): I also included the GRDDL-RDFa relation into this doc;
> IMHO it should be presented prominently to ensure that people reading
> the docs know who plays which role ;)
>
> Please let me know what you think ...
>
> Cheers,
>         Michael
>
>
> Note: As this is the very first draft, do _not_ expect to much,
>       though it should show the direction and tries to address
>       all the issues (esp. Tim raised w.r.t. terminology, etc.)
>       raised beforehand.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/RDFa/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2007/02/12-htmltf-minutes.html#action08
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>  Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
>  Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
>  JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
>
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>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Karl Dubost [mailto:karl@w3.org]
> >Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 7:17 AM
> >To: Hausenblas, Michael
> >Cc: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org; public-swd-wg@w3.org; www-qa@w3.org
> >Subject: Re: [RDFa] Yet another QA-related question
> >
> >
> >Le 9 févr. 2007 à 17:27, Hausenblas, Michael a écrit :
> >> So what is missing in my (limited) understanding is a document
> >> that actually _is_ the umbrella specification document. This
> >> document (overview, guide, etc.) might state that the RDFa spec
> >> consists of the following documents, as of [2]:
> >>
> >>  + XHTML Metainformation Module
> >>  + XHTML Metainformation Attributes Module
> >>  + RDFa Primer 1.0
> >>  + RDFa Syntax
> >>  + RDFa Use Cases: Scenarios for Embedding RDF in HTML
> >>  + RDFa Test Suite
> >>
> >> Am I totally wrong with this?
> >
> >Totally on target! Your umbrellas specification is the document which
> >ties everything together, help to have a global overview of the
> >technology, it is somehow the key entrance for the rest of your
> >documents. It is a kind of meta table of contents with guidance or
> >the book introduction if you prefer.
> >
> >> Cheers,
> >>      Michael
> >>
> >>
> >> BTW, Karl D.: As I followed your advice to CC: www-qa@w3.org,
> >>      I would very much appreciate comments from your side as well :)
> >>      The same applies to other posts ([4] and [5]) from the last days
> >> ...
> >
> >
> >That's really cool.  Answering the questions, you are asking, will
> >benefit other people. QA Framework: Specification is a set of tools
> >to better define a technology and help to write a specification.
> >
> >> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/spec-variability/
> >> [2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/RDFa#RDFa_documents
> >> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/spec-variability/#umbrella
> >> [4]
> >> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2007Feb/
> >> 0028.
> >> html
> >> [5]
> >> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2007Feb/
> >> 0027.
> >> html
> >>
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> >
> >--
> >Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
> >W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
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> >
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> >
> >
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