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[whatwg] Spec should give guidance on compound document integration points

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 12:52:34 -0500
Message-ID: <68fba5c50702250952h57df00e6m3f866bf274d99feb@mail.gmail.com>
On 2/24/07, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
>
> The obvious candidates for compound document mixing are SVG and
> MathML.

I agree that these are relevant, as is XBL.

> Also, there are indications that people will want to embed
> RDF metadata in documents even though the syntax of RDF is designed
> for external metadata and isn't really all that good for embedded
> metadata. I think WA 1.0 should give some guidance on these matters.

RDF is irrelevant. I don't dispute that there are use cases for this,
but at some point you have to deliver on them. Years and years and
years later, it is clear that RDF has failed to do so.

<http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/05/21/RDFNet>

It is not worth spending WG time on, IMHO. I do agree that people will
want to stuff "metadata" in the head element, so we should give them a
way to do it.

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Robert Sayre
Received on Sunday, 25 February 2007 09:52:34 UTC

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