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Re: RDFa 1.1 Lite

From: Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:27:19 -0700
Message-ID: <CAGR+nnE2dP-Vk5WgDyQ=4xXgTLwEi9qQA9zgyYFG9cHSVWFVUA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Vocabularies <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Hi Manu, all,

Great blog post! I like the simple use case + snippets.

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 7:59 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:

> Manu,
>
> thanks a lot. This makes it clearer. Actually... much clearer.
>
> The question is: is there a need, in your view and based on the
> discussions: to 'formally' define RDFa 1.1 Lite as some sort of a 'profile'
> (oops, I used this ugly term again:-) of RDF 1.1? To formally define some
> sort of a conformance criteria for processors?


+1. I think this would help people to build processors faster and just label
it as RDFa Lite, without having to implement the full RDFa spec.


> With all my love to your blog page:-), it would be good to have that
> documented somewhere, probably on the W3C site...
>
> Also: does RDFa 1.1 Lite include the initial context? Ie, the default
> prefixes and terms?
>

I don't see why this could not be included. It would have simplified the
latest example of your blog post for example, in other words, in many cases,
@prefix does not have to be used (unless you are using custom vocabularies).

I understand though that you needed a use case for demoing @prefix, but I'm
not even sure @prefix needs to be part of RDFa 1.1 Lite? (or at least not
advertised as much, provided it includes the core default profile).

Steph.


>
> Ivan
>
> On Oct 21, 2011, at 15:55 , Manu Sporny wrote:
>
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > During the schema.org workshop, a proposal was put forth by RDFa’s
> > resident hero, Ben Adida, for a stripped down version of RDFa 1.1,
> > called RDFa 1.1 Lite. The RDFa syntax is often criticized as having too
> > much functionality, leaving first-time authors confused about the more
> > advanced features. This lighter version of RDFa will help authors easily
> > jump into the Linked Data world. The goal was to create a very minimal
> > subset that will work for 80% of the folks out there doing simple markup
> > for things like search engines.
> >
> > Summary: RDFa 1.1 Lite is a simple subset of RDFa consisting of the
> > following attributes: vocab, typeof, property, rel, about and prefix.
> >
> > http://manu.sporny.org/2011/rdfa-lite/
> >
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