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Re: RDF in html:address

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 13:05:31 -0500 (EST)
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101041255540.8852-100000@tux.w3.org>
Hi. I don't think there is any need to use RDF inline - it is reasonable to
make an assumption that an addres element is metadata - unless you want to
make the further subdivisions you mention.

It might be easier to do this by leaving it as ordinary HTML and referencing
a screen-scraping technique to provide the information (e.g. a link to an XML
file that uses XSLT to output RDF...


On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Sean B. Palmer wrote:

  "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.

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