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RDF in html:address

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 17:05:46 -0000
Message-ID: <027601c07670$b8eb0a80$56ed93c3@z5n9x1>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
"To whoever it may concern",
I've noticed that the usage of <address> as set out in HTML 4.01 is rather
ambiguous. The definition [1] says "details about the author", but the
example contains date information as well... I take the example as being a
normative extension to the definition.

Anyway, what this implies is that <address> is metadata. So would it be
better to use RDF? Of course...but you still want to see it inline
sometimes. So use inline RDF? Exactly:-

<rdf:Description rdf:about="">
        <a href=" mailto:sean@mysterylights.com">Sean B. Palmer</a>


mydoc.html --[rdf:Description]--> html:address
html:address -->
     dc:author -> Sean B. Palmer
     dc:date -> 2001-01-04

Pretty obvious I suppose, but I wanted to say it anyway...

The first person to point out my main inaccuracy gets a free off-list rant
about using XHTML m12n to add RDF to XHTML :-)

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html40/struct/global.html#edef-ADDRESS

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
http://www.w3.org/WAI/ [ERT/GL/PF]
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
   - Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.
Received on Thursday, 4 January 2001 12:06:06 UTC

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