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URIs For XHTML Terms

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 16:34:43 +0100
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Would it be possible for the HTML WG to provide a standard list of
URIs for the terms in the XHTML namespace, for use in applications
that use URIs rather than QNames, such as RDF? Such mappings are
provided in, for example, the XML Schema specification, but not in
XHTML.

For example, at the moment, it is not possible to refer to (for
example) title, because the QName for title (the element) and title
(the attribute) both come out to be the same URI in RDF:-

   http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtmltitle

As XHTML is such a widespread and useful language, with well defined
semantics, I think it would be of great benefit to all concerned to
provide proper URIs.

For example, you could use a system such as:-

   XHTMLNs "#" TYPE "." NAME

e.g. for <title>:-

   http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml#element.title

for title=""

   http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml#attribute.title

And so on for link types etc.

Thanks for your time and consideration,

--
Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
@prefix : <http://webns.net/roughterms/> .
:Sean :hasHomepage <http://purl.org/net/sbp/> .
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