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[xhtml2] "datatype" attribute in meta attributes module

From: <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 03:28:33 -0000
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20060817032841.A8DA14F5CC@homer.w3.org>

Hi,
This is a QA Review comment for "XHTML 2.0"
http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xhtml2-20060726/
2006-07-26
8th WD

About http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xhtml2-20060726/mod-metaAttributes.html


XHTML 2.0 says:

	"datatype = QName
    This attribute defines the datatype of the 
	content metadata of the element. If the attribute 
	is not specified, then the default value is string 
	as defined by [XMLSCHEMA]."
	
Would there be any troubles to make the default namespace for this value the XML Schema namespace. The benefit will be to be able to write.

	<meta about="http://www.example.com/" 
	  datatype="date"
      property="dc:created">2004-03-20</meta>

Then when another datatype is being used, which is not part of XML Schema, authors, developers will have to use a QName. but at list they will get a simple way of writing many datatypes.




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