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Re: Difference between role and property

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 11:17:47 -0500
Message-ID: <429C8E2B.9010109@aptest.com>
To: Sjoerd Visscher <sjoerd@w3future.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org

I have asked the resident HTML WG RDF guru to reply to this.  However, 
basically you should think of the role attribute as an abstract enabler 
for binding accessibility to parts of a document.  The property 
attribute is more for defining explicit metadata about portions of a 
document (or the whole document).  I am confident that Mark will do a 
far better job of explaining this than I ever could.  Suffice to say 
that the resulting RDF tuple for the two expressions below is very 

Sjoerd Visscher wrote:

> What is the difference between
> <span role="dc:creator">Sjoerd Visscher</span>
> and
> <span property="dc:creator">Sjoerd Visscher</span>

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