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Re: RDFa 1.1 Lite

From: Gregg Kellogg <gregg@kellogg-assoc.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:53:40 -0400
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Vocabularies <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E18CB4E2-1C9B-4237-81F5-9B783DC4AD42@greggkellogg.net>
On Oct 21, 2011, at 7:59 AM, Ivan Herman 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? With all my love to your blog page:-), it would be good to have that documented somewhere, probably on the W3C site...

In my opinion, RDFa 1.1 Lite should be considered an "authoring profile", to make it easier for publishers to markup their web pages using a subset of RDFa. I think suggesting that processor implementors might only implement a subset of RDFa 1.1 would be much more dangerous.

> Also: does RDFa 1.1 Lite include the initial context? Ie, the default prefixes and terms?

Again, IMO, it should. One of the best things that we did in RDFa was to provide a context where common prefixes are defined. To remove them from a "lite" version would be a big step backwards.

> 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/
>> -- manu
>> -- 
>> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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>> http://manu.sporny.org/2011/payment-links/
> ----
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