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RE: RDF/A Syntax: comments on 27 October 2005 version

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 09:13:10 -0000
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To: "'Christian Hoertnagl'" <hoe@zurich.ibm.com>
Cc: <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Hi Christian,
This has been considered--in fact the first versions of RDF/A used the
RDF/XML attributes, such as rdf:about, so were fully qualified--but so far
no good solution has been found. The main problem is the way that namespaces
work on attributes in XML.
The only solutions I have been able to think of myself involve either
changes to the way languages are modularised, or the addition of a feature
to allow foreign-namespaced objects to be imported in a manner similar to
the way that C++ namespaces work. Anyone else got any suggestions?

Mark Birbeck
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From: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Christian
Sent: 04 January 2006 07:43
To: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Cc: Ben Adida
Subject: Re: RDF/A Syntax: comments on 27 October 2005 version


public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf-request@w3.org wrote on 01/02/2006 10:14:35 PM: 
> Thanks for your detailed comments, and Happy New Year! 

You are welcome, and Happy New Year to you as well! 

There is one other item I forgot to raise in my previous post: 

Has the task force considered putting RDF/A-only attributes (i.e. rel, rev,
etc., but not href) into a reserved namespace? Meaningful attribute names
such as property may lead to conflicts down the road when you consider
hosting languages such as a future version of SVG, or something different
from XHTML, say. 

Thanks for your attention, 
Received on Wednesday, 4 January 2006 09:15:36 UTC

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