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Re: XHTML Invalidity / WML2 / New XHTML 1.1 Attribute

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000 12:20:17 -0500
Message-ID: <39958751.3368BB8B@w3.org>
To: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@hem.passagen.se>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Bertilo Wennergren wrote:
> 
> Dan Connolly:
> 
> > May I suggest:
> 
> > <div style="display: none">
>        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > <web:RDF xmlns:web="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
> >          xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
> > xmlns:util="mid:place-holder@example.org"
> > xmlns:s="http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#">
> >   <web:Description about="bluemoon.gif"
> > dc:date="2000-08-11"
> > dc:creator="Chris Jones"
> > util:status="Review"
> > >
> > <comment>The bluemoon.gif

Oops! That should have been
	<util:comment>...

> >  file is just a placeholder logo Maddy says Dave has a
> >  friend who does graphic design and he is going to do
> >  something fancy in exchange for some work he needs
> >  Dave to do (I'm not asking, I don't want to know
> > </comment>
> >   </web:Description>
> > </web:RDF>
> > </div>
> 
> Hmm... I'd hate to have a page with that kind of comments displayed
> in a browser with style sheet support turned off. Talk about
> ungraceful degrading!

If that's a concern, RDF has a syntactic option
of putting just about everything in attributes:


	util:comment="file is just a... "

But that only works for RDF in HTML. Other markup vocabularies
might not have that. So yes, the schema for XHTML should
standardize some idiom for "markup from other vocabularies
can go here*, and it's not intended to affect the rendering
of this document"; perhaps here* should be in <head>...</head>,
though I hate to force all metadata into the time-critical
first part of the document... perhaps there's some idiom
with <object> that would work cleanly.

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Saturday, 12 August 2000 13:21:23 GMT

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