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Re: RDFa Last Call Comment: Better name than 'instanceof' is needed

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:47:01 -0700
Message-ID: <47DFF205.9050905@adida.net>
To: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
CC: Micah Dubinko <mdubinko@yahoo-inc.com>, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org

John Boyer wrote:
> But could you explain why the spelling "instanceof" is mandatory?

You mean why we chose @instanceof specifically? We went through a long 
(and public) discussion about this. @rdftype was brought up and 
rejected. Ideally, we would have used @type, but that was taken. And our 
previous overloading of @class made a few people quite upset.

I didn't meant to ignore your comment, by the way, I only meant to wait 
until the task force members express an opinion on the Thursday call. I 
responded to Micah's comment because I could do that immediately without 
consulting the group.

We'll chat about it on Thursday and get back to you.

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