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Re: RDFa in ReSpec

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:40:06 -0500
Message-ID: <4C6AD786.9040908@aptest.com>
To: Gregg Kellogg <gregg@kellogg-assoc.com>
CC: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, Spec Prod <spec-prod@w3.org>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
  (neglected to copy the group)

Well... actually, there is a profile.  This spec: 
http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-in-html/  defines such a profile for HTML5.  
It should proceed in lockstep with the development of the HTML5 

On 8/17/2010 11:29 AM, Gregg Kellogg wrote:
> In ReSpec2, HTML generation should probably also depend on if unhtml5 is used. It's perfectly reasonable (outside of pubrules, I suppose) to not do the unhtml5 step, in which case there is no XHTML+RDFa profile anyway. In the context of generating HTML4, then it's probably easier to invoke the RDFa steps when the file's being saved, but that makes it more difficult to debug when developing. It's probably better to strip the RDFa markup when saving HTML or XHTML.
> Gregg
> On Aug 17, 2010, at 7:45 AM, Robin Berjon wrote:
>> On Aug 17, 2010, at 16:26 , Shane McCarron wrote:
>>> No objection from me.  Note that in order to be valid for W3C publication use you would need to make the default XHTML+RDFa.  I also added XHTML generation, and it seems to work very well.  We even published a spec the other day using it (RDFa Core and XHTML+RDFa 1.1).
>> Ah, that's problematic because we don't know at DOM generation time whether the user will want to save as HTML or XHTML, and I really don't want to suddenly break things for people who prefer to use HTML.
>> Do you think that your implementation could be made to work as a post-processor so that saving to HTML would do nothing, but saving to XHTML would include the RDFa (unless disabled)? It might be too hackish though.
>> One alternative could be to get the validator to accept it, though I suspect that might take some time :)
>> -- 
>> Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/

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