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Re: A proposal for establishing an RDFa IG

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 07:43:27 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907090734150.1976@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 9 Jul 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> >
> > Nor do I think it's fair to cast the concerns that have been raised 
> > regarding RDFa as dubious, and nor am I aware of any serious effort to 
> > actually fix all the problems, only some of the more eggregious ones 
> > like the use of xmlns="". For example, I'm not aware of any plans to 
> > remove the prefix mechanism from RDFa altogether, or replace the 
> > URI-based identifier mechanism with something more friendly.
> That may be because there's absolutely no agreement that these aspects 
> *are* problematic.

Indeed. My point was just that Ben said that the "dubious claims regarding 
RDFa", which I presume are in fact exactly the claims that aren't accepted 
by everyone, such as the ones I list above, are "very easily addressed". 
They are in fact _not_ all being addressed.

Whether that is because not everyone agrees with them, or because they are 
difficult to address without fundamental changes, or anything else, 
doesn't really affect my point.

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