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Re: using DTDs to ground semantics of XML/XHTML documents? [RDFinXHTML-35]

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 16:46:43 -0400
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, swick <swick@w3.org>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>, www-tag-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFAD9A4FA3.A75EA616-ON85257300.0071F061-85257300.0071F21E@lotus.com>

OK, thanks.

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Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
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06/20/2007 04:34 PM
 
        To:     noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
        cc:     Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, 
swick <swick@w3.org>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
        Subject:        Re: using DTDs to ground semantics of XML/XHTML 
documents?      [RDFinXHTML-35]



On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 14:42 -0400, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> I'm feeling dense here.  My understanding of the pertinent parts of the 
> Web's Follow Yer Nose algorithm is:  get the Content-type from HTTP; 
find 
> the specification for that content type;  the specification will tell 
you 
> what semantics you can infer from the document.  So, to my naive 
reading, 
> for RDFa to have full force in HTML, whichever content type you're using 

> would have to say in it's specification:  if you see RDFa in the 
document, 
> here's its meaning (presumably by delegating to the RDFa 
specifications.) 
> How do DTDs help?

Briefly, not fact-checking my claims...

The application/xhtml+xml mime type spec points to the
XHTML modularization spec, which tells how to do XHTML
extensions using DTDs.

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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