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Working together on HTML5 (Re: RDFa in HTML 5)

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 11:13:45 -0400
Message-ID: <4A16C129.6050201@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
CC: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
I don't have much time at the moment to comment on this thread in depth,
so will attempt to do so later tonight. A couple of high-level points
(these are personal opinion and what I've gathered from various online
and offline discussions):

- I believe that the RDFa TF and community would really like to work
with Shelley and Philip to create -something- that unifies the RDFa
processing rules across all HTML family languages.

- I can't stress enough how open we are to comments, criticism, ideas
and specifications that get RDFa deployed into other languages and
simultaneously don't fragment RDFa.

- There have been a number of offline conversations between myself, Sam,
Shelley, Philip and the RDFa TF folks to attempt to get some idea of how
people feel about what is happening right now. These were supposed to be
personal conversations, but I fear that Shelley, Philip and Sam are
viewing them as backroom dealing (even though I was attempting to just
touch base with where each saw these initiatives going). Some of the
threads turned into discussions we should be having in public.

So, I think we're in agreement on these points:

1. We want to work with Shelley, Sam, Philip, HTMLWG, WHATWG and anybody
else (individual or community) that would like to define RDFa in other
languages in a way that doesn't cause incompatibilities with deployed
2. We want to ensure that RDFa is not fragmented intentionally or
3. We want these discussions to be open.

I'll e-mail more specific points on Philips document tonight.

-- manu

Manu Sporny
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: A Collaborative Distribution Model for Music
Received on Friday, 22 May 2009 15:14:31 UTC

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