Re: @rel syntax in RDFa (relevant to ISSUE-60 discussion), was: Using XMLNS in link/@rel

On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Chris Wilson <> wrote:
> Sam Ruby [] wrote:
>>[IE] apparently has user requirements for namespaces.  Enough so that
>>they chose to expand namespace support in IE8.
> Sort of.  We have had (in the past as well, imo, in the future) a requirement for decentralized extensibility - that is, that document/content authors can extend the set of elements with their own semantic or behavioral elements.  I continue to think there is a requirement for that.  (One might well ask why we didn't implement full XML in that case; I'll politely not answer from a historical context, but will point out that the draconian error handling and poor fallback story make delivering content in XML in the browser a poor solution in the ecosystem today.)

I would like to see this too, but I have similar reservations about XML.

>>My understanding is that what IE8 supports evolved over time and isn't
>>pretty, so not even Microsoft would propose standardizing what IE8
>>currently implements.
> Indeed.
>>Chris Wilson has the todo to define what he
>>thinks could be standardized, and the current target for that action is
>>a week from today.
> I'll take a stab at it.  I think it's a very thorny issue, and I do not expect to have a perfect suggestion.

Looking forward to a suggestion! I doubt there are perfect solutions.
Nothing else about the real world is perfect...

/ Jonas

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