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Re: RDF in HTML (Was RDF in XHTML)

From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 17:32:16 -0700
Message-ID: <3ADA3D90.2B47FF67@eng.sun.com>
To: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
CC: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>, Seth Russell <seth@robustai.net>, Danny Ayers <danny@panlanka.net>, RDF Interest <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Joshua Allen wrote:
> Speaking in terms of what could be done today, on existing browsers, I
> think the recommendation in the FAQ works fine, and is not *wrong*,
> except that the issues with using separate namespaces were not worked
> out in the XHTML 1.0 spec.  The spec (sec. 3.1.2) clearly points this
> out as "work unfinished", and it is hard to imagine a way that the work
> could be "finished" without making the example in the RDF FAQ valid.  So
> I personally would look at this as a spec bug, not a HTML code bug --
> especially when the example in the FAQ works fine on any browser likely
> to be in use today.

Ah, but the XHTML modularization (m12n) spec does describe (and make 
technically feasible) an inclusion of DC into XHTML, either ns-prefixed 
or not. We need to figure out what will happen in current browsers, and
design accordingly. The work "unfinished" was unfinished at the point in
XHTML's evolution when the XHTML 1.0 spec was published. We've moved on 
to m12n now, and XHTML 2.0 will also be based on the m12n DTD.

Murray Altheim                            <mailto:altheim&#x40;eng.sun.com>
XML Technology Center
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