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Re: [RDFa] issues meta/link outside of head and browsers implementation

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 20:54:16 +0100
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net
Cc: "Ben Adida" <ben@adida.net>, "Karl Dubost" <karl@w3.org>, "public-rdf-in-xhtml task force" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tnpdkqw864w2qv@id-c0020>

On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 20:05:18 +0100, Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>  
wrote:
>> > But would you say there are any 'harmful' effects on the document?
>> > After all, it's no different to putting the attribute 'banana' onto an
>> > element, and then using the URI stored in the attribute as a unique
>> > identifier for some prefix substitution.
>>
>> Not on the document, but certainly on document authors.
>
> Do you mean physically or psychologically...maybe even financially?

Mentally.


>> And we can't move
>> namespace processing (at that level) into text/html. It has been tried,
>> and it failed miserably on the web.
>
> I don't really understand this--how do you mean it was tried?

Opera had an implementation that processed xmlns="" in text/html. Not a  
pretty sight.


> Anyway,
> we're not talking about adding namespace processing to HTML. We're
> talking about using attributes that can be leveraged by the RDFa
> processor. HTML can cope with other attributes being added, and it
> just so happens that the attributes we're talking of adding include a
> colon in the name, which will have no effect on the HTML processing,
> but will provide a lot of useful information for those extracting RDF.


-- 
Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Tuesday, 13 February 2007 19:54:40 GMT

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