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Re: HTML+RDFa Issues (update)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 19:33:45 +0200
Message-ID: <4A5629F9.1080205@gmx.de>
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
CC: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Shane McCarron wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> No, I'm not concerned about the difference to Atom. What I'm concerned 
>> with is the difference to RDFa-less XHTML and HTML.
> Oh!  Wow.   Well, in that case NOTHING we could ever do would satisfy 
> your concern, right?  I mean any interpretation of @rel is by definition 
> different than what HTML 4 / XHTML 1 / XHTML 1.1 wold have said.  They 
> don't permit any interpretation at all outside of the pre-defined @rel 
> values (which RDFa continues to support for that very reason).  Or 
> rather, they don't permit the interpretation outside of minting some 
> @profile value and therefore interpreting the values in @rel as ANYTHING.
> Am I missing something here?

Nothing, except that the requirement to qualify new values with @profile 
both was ignored by almost everybody (including RDFa!), and also doesn't 
work in practice (as it doesn't help with disambiguation).

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 9 July 2009 17:34:28 UTC

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