W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org > September 2007

Re: Updated Editor's Draft of rdfa-syntax

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 13:34:58 +0100
Message-ID: <a707f8300709270534o59d070d0t7f04ba0e8a50a236@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: "Ben Adida" <ben@adida.net>, "Hausenblas, Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>, "Shane McCarron" <shane@aptest.com>, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf.w3.org <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Hi Ivan,

But just to recap what the problem is, in some browsers we simply
cannot get all of the data. So we had to make a decision as to whether
to insist that all whitespace is preserved, thus condemning
browser-based RDFa parsers to be non-conformant, or to define things
based on the lowest common denominator--normalised whitespace. We
chose the latter approach, and there is no way to axctually know what
spaces were there in the first place...unfortunately.

So unless someone can find a cunning way to get the original mark-up
in browsers that normalise the whitespace, I think we're stuck.

(I have to say though, just looking at this quickly I'm not seeing the
removal of any whitespace in my tests...I'll look into this a bit
more, but can anyone remember which browsers were giving us a
problem?)

Regards,

Mark

On 27/09/2007, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
>
>
> Ivan Herman wrote:
> > _However_: I wonder whether this is the right thing to do for XML
> > Literals. I still think that copying the XML literal verbatim might be
> > the best option...
> >
>
> Just one argument that came to my mind: what should happen if
>
> - there is a <pre> portion in the HTML code
> - it is put into the RDF graph as an XML Literal
>
> I am not sure it is kosher to re-format that portion... On the other
> hand, I also do not think that RDFa processors should be asked to
> 'parse' the XHTML portion to make this type of decision...
>
> Ivan
>
>
> >
> >>> And, of course, I am anxiously waiting for the
> >>> @instanceof finalization, to get that done, too...:-)
> >> working on it...
> >>
> >
> > :-)
> >
> > I.
> >
> >> -Ben
> >>
> >>
> >
>
> --
>
> Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
> Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
> PGP Key: http://www.ivan-herman.net/pgpkey.html
> FOAF: http://www.ivan-herman.net/foaf.rdf
>
>


-- 
  Mark Birbeck, formsPlayer

  mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com | +44 (0) 20 7689 9232
  http://www.formsPlayer.com | http://internet-apps.blogspot.com

  standards. innovation.
Received on Thursday, 27 September 2007 12:35:17 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:01:52 UTC