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Re: Non-XHTML host languages for RDFa

From: Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 14:54:09 +0100
To: "Shane McCarron" <shane@aptest.com>, "Steven Pemberton" <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: "Mark Birbeck" <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>, "Toby Inkster" <tai@g5n.co.uk>, "RDFa Developers" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u39h8juzsmjzpq@steven-750g>
On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 17:39:11 +0100, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>  

> Steven Pemberton wrote:
>> In chatting with Ivan, I favour something like:
>>     take the applicable namespace
>>     append "/vocab#"
>>     use that as the missing prefix.
> In my opinion, something like this would only serve to extend the  
> confusion between namespaces and vocabularies.  Indeed, we have  
> purposely avoided doing ANYTHING with the XML default namespace because  
> it can change throughout a document.  Are you suggesting that the  
> collection of  'keywords' could morph magically as an XML parser moves  
> through its content?

That's the current state of play if you have some SVG in the middle of  
some XHTML. SVG defines a different set of keywords to XHTML.

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