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Re: Dumb Question

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 13:37:47 +0100
Message-ID: <640dd5060705310537j2b8e6e13v50ac195dc1fa2a33@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: "Ben Adida" <ben@adida.net>, "Elias Torres" <elias@torrez.us>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Hi Steven,

> We are expecting
> non-prefixed values in XHTML2 for standard XHTML rel values such as index,
> start, next, prev, up, copyright, etc.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-metaAttributes.html#col_Metainformation

That's true, but at one point we agreed that from an RDFa point of
view, it would be as if there was a preprocessing step. So 'known'
values would essentially become prefixed.

I have to say though, that I think all of this is going to come back
and bite us, just like the issue of not generating triples if @class
is non-prefixed. I still favour some kind of switch that can turn some
of these features on and off, since it seems to me just as legitimate
to deal with these issues at the level of some triple store, as it is
to constantly tweak with the syntax.

If you use something like SKOS, for example, you're going to have lots
of references to items within your own document. This gets quite
unwieldy if you have to prefix everything all the time.



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