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The Self-Describing Web

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:41:11 +0100
To: "XHTML WG" <public-xhtml2@w3.org>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t79myxjbsmjzpq@acer3010>

RDFa group.

The XHTML2 WG has noted the following paragraph from the TAG:

http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/selfDescribingDocuments#UsingRDFa

"Note: at this time, drafts of the [RDFa] specification are available, but  
the media-type registration for HTML itself has not been updated to  
reflect RDFa. As described in TAG Finding [AuthoritativeMetadata],  
conventions like RDFa are normative only if provided for in the applicable  
specification for the media-type in which they are used. Thus, for RDFa to  
be fully integrated with 2 The Web's Standard Retrieval Algorithm, the  
HTML and/or XHTML media-type registrations must be be updated. Use of RDFa  
is in any case encouraged in the interim until that happens."

The XHTML2 WG has discussed it, and strongly disagrees with this text.
http://www.w3.org/2008/02/20-xhtml-minutes.html#item08

We don't believe that a change to the media type is necessary to make RDFa  
normative.

Before sending a reply to the TAG, I thought the RDFa TF should discuss  
this.

Best wishes,

Steven
Received on Wednesday, 19 March 2008 13:41:46 GMT

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