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[Bug 22741] validator.w3.org does not give an option to validate HTML+RDFa

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Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:04:05 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22741

scor <scorlosquet@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #5 from scor <scorlosquet@gmail.com> ---
This is a usability issue that I've heard many people complain about when
trying to validate their site. Drupal 7 outputs regular RDFa, not RDFa Lite
which was published a few years after Drupal 7 release. That means that the
658,905 sites [1] running Drupal 7 (the majority of which have RDFa enabled)
will get errors when they try to validate, although their markup is valid RDFa.
Drupal 7 will be around for many years to come, and we can only expect the
number above to increase. If nothing is done about this validation usability
problem, we will also see the number of bug report like this [2] increase too.

I'm also aware of projects who are worried about switching from RDFa Lite to
RDFa full just because it's not "RDFa Lite" and the validator will complain.
Asking people to manually switch to a different preset is not a solution.

RDFa Lite is only a starter level for RDFa, there is nothing wrong with needing
to upgrade to RDFa full, and people choosing RDFa full should not be penalized.
That's unfair.

Steph.

[1] https://drupal.org/project/usage/drupal
[2] https://drupal.org/node/1633802

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