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GRDDL WG: Do not deprecate the profile attribute

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 21:02:41 -0400
Message-ID: <46A6A131.6020209@ibiblio.org>
To: public-xhtml2@w3.org, steven.pemberton@cwi.nl

XHTML2 WG,

I'm Harry Halpin, the Chair of the W3C GRDDL (Gleaning Resource
Descriptions from Dialects of Language) WG, which is producing a
technology that allows authors of XHTML and XML documents and
vocabularies to explicitly license a transform to RDF, and currently has
Proposed Recommendations of a specification [1] and test-cases[2]. We
believe this is a mutually beneficial technology for XHTML, XML,
microformats, and RDF. However, our specification relies on the
URI-based extensibility of XHTML of the profile attribute of the head
element.

We are worried, as GRDDL aims to be compatible with XHTML 1 and
therefore we would like to bring it to the attention of the XHTML2 WG,
as we would like for GRDDL to remain compatible with future versions of
XHTML such as XHTML2. However, it appears that XHTML2 is deprecating the
profile attribute. Is this true? If so, we would like to request it
*not* be deprecated, but that the profile attribute be kept in XHTML2. 

Any reviews or comments should be directed to
public-grddl-comments@w3.org [3].

[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/rdxh/spec
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/td/grddl-tests
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-grddl-comments/

-- 
		-harry

Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh 
http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426
Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2007 01:04:08 GMT

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