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Re: RDFa test case #1 missing @profile?

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:18:15 -0800
Message-ID: <47C5B777.203@w3.org>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Cc: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Ben Adida wrote:
> Dan Connolly wrote:
>> "There SHOULD be a @profile attribute on the head element that 
>> includes the value http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml/vocab."
>>   -- http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rdfa-syntax-20080221
>>    http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-syntax
>> Is the test input just buggy? Or did I miss the explanation of why
>> this particular SHOULD doesn't apply?
> We may have a different interpretation of "SHOULD", in which case we 
> need to be very careful about how we phrase it. While we encourage folks 
> to use the @profile, we don't require it.

an important way to encourage folks to use the @profile is to include
it in all the examples and test cases.

> In other words, this isn't a 
> MUST. Thus, some test cases have @profile (or will very soon), and 
> others don't.

For the ones that don't, I'll be interested to learn why not.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Wednesday, 27 February 2008 19:18:22 UTC

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