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Re: Publishing a new draft (HTML5+RDFa)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 08:32:06 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908010823470.28566@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 1 Aug 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Fri, 31 Jul 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > > That being said, MANY people deal just fine with prefix-based indirection,
> > > and at least one indirection mechanisms we already have in HTML (class
> > > names -> CSS) is *far* more complicated.
> > 
> > Class names and CSS are also a source of great author confusion.
> So I guess we should something better for styling as well?

Yes, that would be nice. If anyone has any suggestions that improve the 
authoring experience here without compromising on media-independence, 
device-independence, and accessibility, please do let me know. I haven't 
been able to find a better solution yet.

> Yes, indirection mechanisms sometimes create confusion; but on the other 
> hand there are reasons to keep them. Painting things in black and white 
> when discussing them isn't helpful.

The only reason to keep them that I know of in this case is the verbosity 
of URIs when you don't have them. That's why microdata doesn't require the 
use of URIs. I believe I listed requiring the use of URIs as another one 
of the problems.

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