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Re: HTML 5 and Distributed Extensibility

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:31:17 -0700
Message-ID: <18170.38757.562573.158646@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: peter.krantz@gmail.com
Cc: dorchard@bea.com, public-html@w3.org

RDF-A is most suited for capturing what I conceptually think of
as "cross-cutting" concerns ---

You have a document tree --
that reflects the logic of your content; but additionally, you
need to encapsulate metadata that "cut across'that hierarchy
e.g. declare that some paragraphs are citations from elsewhere.

New elements might often fulfill that use case, but that's not
the only usecase that requires new elements.

In a world where one can attach style and behavior to content via
XBL, it becomes fairly easy for sites across the Web to simplify
their markup by introducing small, tightly focused specialized

Peter Krantz writes:
 > On 9/25/07, David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com> wrote:
 > >
 > > The TAG has reviewed the proposal in
 > > http://intertwingly.net/blog/2007/08/02/HTML5-and-Distributed-Extensibility.
 > >  In short, we believe it is a very interesting start of a proposal for
 > > stronger support for distributed extensibility on the web in the HTML
 > > language.
 > I am not sure I understand the full implications of the referenced
 > proposal yet. What is the purpose of extending HTML 5 with custom
 > elements? Can it be solved with RDFa which is on the agenda for
 > inclusion in HTML 5 or is there a need for both?
 > Regards,
 > Peter

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