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Re: URIs For XHTML Terms

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 11:37:32 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
cc: <www-html@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0106151136430.31803-100000@tux.w3.org>
Why not use the list that is provided by the list of elements in teh
specification - http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40-971218/index/elements.html -
for example the acronym element refers to
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40-971218/struct/text.html#edef-ACRONYM

Charles McCN

On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Sean B. Palmer wrote:

  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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