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From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 01:24:12 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0710310121550.27205@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 30 Oct 2007, Ben Adida wrote:
> On 30 Oct 2007, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, Ben Adida wrote:
> 
> Wow, that was a while ago :)

Hey, I said I'd reply to all feedback. I just didn't say when! :-)


> > Actually URLs are already allowed in HTML5 -- anything that doesn't 
> > contain spaces can be used.
> 
> Given the progress we've made since Nov 2004, my interest at this point 
> goes beyond @rel: I'd like to see a way to make RDFa work in 
> HTML5/XHTML5. Where would be a good place to start?

As with any new feature, the best place to start is to work out what 
the underlying problem is (for authors or users). For example, with 
<progress>, the problem was that there was no progress bar control, and 
that authors were therefore faking progress bar controls with <div>s and 
<img>s, which was making the user experience inconsistent with the native 
UI, as well as making it hard for non-visual users to determine what was 
going on.

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