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Re: RDFa issues

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 08:37:40 -0700
Message-ID: <46ED4DC4.1030904@adida.net>
To: cdr <_@whats-your.name>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org

You should send your markup to


and we'll help you debug it. You may well have found edge cases we
haven't considered yet, which would certainly help our test cases.

> 1) is RDFa really supposed to be valid XML? why?

XHTML1.1+RDFa is supposed to be valid XML, because we're working within
the confines of XHTML1.1. Ideally, we'll find a way to make RDFa work in
non-XML versions of HTML, but that's not part of our current scope.

> 2) its impossible to exactly roundtrip content

If you're trying to round-trip non-well-formed markup, XHTML1.1+RDFa is
likely not going to be right for you, mostly because you're dealing
with, as you've discovered, the confines of XHTML.

But if you have well-formed markup, or just plain literals, it should be
trivial to round-trip it.

Do you have a specific use case in mind that we're not handling well?

chair, RDFa task force.
Received on Sunday, 16 September 2007 15:37:45 UTC

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