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Re: RDF Web Applications WG Position on RDFa/Microdata Task Force

From: Cameron Heavon-Jones <cmhjones@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 15:57:37 +0100
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>, "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <654BF740-4323-4FA6-A0FD-A4FD4C17AC9C@gmail.com>
To: nathan@webr3.org

On 03/08/2011, at 3:26 PM, Nathan wrote:

> Cameron Heavon-Jones wrote:
>> What the data-* attributes do bring to HTML over-and-above other markup solutions is their immediate targeting and application  of CSS styles and rules, something which is completely missed from any discussion on data, its identity and computational comprehension.
> Perhaps I miss understand, you can still use CSS selectors on both RDFa and Microdata?

Yes, i was thinking more along the lines where the attribute name is a valid selector and can be used in addition with an optional value. This isn't really possible with microdata and rdfa when declaration is spread across multiple attributes. With a notational attribute name there may also be the potential for greater integration with CSS, the complexity of triples is difficult to merge down.

I put these ideas forward prematurely so as to open room for alternative ideas as early as possible. 

Cameron Jones
Received on Wednesday, 3 August 2011 14:58:09 UTC

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