Re: The cite and pubdate attributes

> Certainly both can be replaced with a little RDFa fairly easily.

If I understand  Toby's comment, certainly whatever ud or rd is 
propsed, this transient conditional commentary markup and data should 
be handled by the selected candidate technology. I think it is most 
important to keep the actual 'spec' keystrokes at a minimum. Please 
don't clobber the basic 'normative' text and art with a lot of 
'informative' commentary, or in these cases, more like 'critical' 
items or a running judgement/target/replacements/whatever that these 
additions represent.
I think I would be just as happy looking at a second window that just 
includes this 'critical' (in the context of providing a sanctioned 
informed reasoned opinion from some otherwise impartial concensus 
group within the topic WG). Anyway, please give me the option of 
reading a naked one
Also please recognize that the spec does not always run in all 
contributing member browsers now.

Thank You and Best Regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Toby A Inkster" <>
To: "Lachlan Hunt" <>
Cc: "public-html" <>
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 5:23 AM
Subject: Re: The cite and pubdate attributes

> On 10 Aug 2009, at 12:48, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>   The cite and pubdate attributes now defined for the article and 
>> section elements don't seem to be very well designed.  It's not 
>> entirely clear what problem they are meant to solve, or use cases 
>> they are addressing.  They also violate the usual visible metadata 
>> pattern and duplicate much of the functionality of other features 
>> that are already in the spec.
> Certainly both can be replaced with a little RDFa fairly easily.
> <section id="foo" xmlns:dc="" about="#foo">
>   <h1 property="dc:title">Foo</h1>
>   <p>
>     This section was first published at
>     <time property="dc:issued">2009-01-01 12:00:00</time>
>     and is based on
>     <a rel="dc:source" href="">this data</a>.
>   </p>
> </section>
> -- 
> Toby A Inkster
> <>
> <>

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