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[whatwg] Annotating structured data that HTML has no semanticsfor

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 14:18:21 +0200
Message-ID: <4A0D5D8D.2090601@danbri.org>
On 15/5/09 14:11, Shelley Powers wrote:
> Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
>> I do not think anybody in WHATWG hates the CURIE tool; however, the
>> following problems have been put forward:
>>
>> Copy-Paste
>> The CURIE mechanism is considered inconvenient because is not
>> copy-paste-resilient, and the associated risk is that semantic elements
>> would randomly change their meaning.
>
> Well, no, the elements won't randomly change their meaning. The only
> risk is copying and pasting them into a document that doesn't provide
> namespace definitions for the prefixes. Are you thinking that someone
> will be using different namespaces but the same prefix? Come on -- do
> you really think that will happen?

The most likely case is with Dublin Core, but DC data varies enough 
already that this isn't too destructive...

Dan
Received on Friday, 15 May 2009 05:18:21 UTC

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