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Re: [RDFa] ISSUE-3 @class and @role for rdf:type

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:22:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4683E05E.7020607@w3.org>
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net
CC: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Mark, that is not fair, you should not vote for two different options:-)

I was not at the meeting in May. I yield to Ben: let us keep with @class
and move on. There are more important issues to solve, still:-)


Mark Birbeck wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> I'm not with you...are we trying to resolve all syntax issues in the
> next two weeks, or just ratifying what we have? We could have avoided
> a lot of discussion on '@href everywhere' if we were merely ratifying
> what we already had, but people in the group seemed to think it was
> actually important enough to discuss. (And I spent a long time trying
> to find a compromise.)
> As before, I'm not saying I'm totally against sticking with @class,
> even though I think @isA is slightly easier to understand. I'm only
> saying that we don't need to be bounced into a conclusion simply on
> the basis that it shouldn't be discussed. (Particularly when there
> have been consistent objections from Steven all the way through.)
> I suggest we put it to a vote, and move on. :)
> If I could vote for the various positions, I would opt for:
>  +1 for a new attribute
>  + 0.9 for using @class as we have it now :)
>  -1 for using @role.
> Regards,
> Mark
> On 28/06/07, Ben Adida <ben@adida.net> wrote:
>> Mark Birbeck wrote:
>> > Hi Ben,
>> >
>> > I'm not sure I agree. Sure we've done talks, but the main source of
>> > information for people, going forward, will be the primer and our
>> > various specs.
>> Mark,
>> I need to be a bit of a stickler here, because we all talked about this
>> in our May 31st conference call after all the May talks, and we agreed
>> that we couldn't make RDFa a moving target:
>> http://www.w3.org/2007/05/31-rdfa-minutes.html
>> Removing the meaning of @class would make RDFa very much a moving
>> target, and, no matter how technically beautiful an alternate solution
>> is, we would lose a significant chunk of folks who are beginning to
>> depend on the syntax.
>> In other words, I think our "last chance" to change this particular,
>> central RDFa issue has passed.
>> -Ben


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