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Re: thoughts on @profile (ISSUE-55)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 16:41:00 +0300
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <74AAF3EB-9119-43A1-AA66-16774459801F@iki.fi>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On May 22, 2009, at 15:54, Julian Reschke wrote:

> RFC 2731 (<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2731.html>) and DC- 
> HTML (<http://dublincore.org/documents/dc-html/>) already define a  
> different syntax for that; so; *if* we wanted to do that, we should  
> consider just using that.

Do existing RFC 2731 or DC-HTML consumers actually do prefix-based  
indirection with scheme and refuse to work without profile or do they  
just hard-code strings like "dc.title" and ignore both profile and  

> In recent discussions, the RDFa people claimed that non-registered  
> link relations did not work in HTML 4.01 unless qualified by a  
> profile; if there was agreement about that, RDFa would need that as  
> well because of the use of CURIEs.

My understanding is that stuff like rel=license, rel=nofollow and  
rel=prefetch work where supported regardless of profiles.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 22 May 2009 13:41:46 UTC

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