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Re: A proposal for establishing an RDFa IG

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 08:06:15 -0500
Message-ID: <4A573CC7.50703@aptest.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Sam Ruby wrote:
> Ben will confirm then when we met in March, I suggested that the best 
> course of action was to simply produce a "RDFa in HTML" document, and 
> that I have taken every opportunity I can find to reinforce that 
> notion.  In the ASF, you will often hear the term JFDI in situations 
> like these.  If you are nof familiar with that term, I'll leave it up 
> to your imagination what the letters stand for.
All this aside, you will note that Ben conveyed your request to the 
group, and I and others produced a draft of such a document.  However, 
at the time, we were told and believed that we could not produce such a 
document under the auspices of the W3C because we are not chartered to 
do so (the existing task force is under the SemWeb and XHTML 2 
Activities).  That's why the document is in "ApTest" space [1] today.  
The document is being worked on, it has tests, it has implementations, 
it will have an implementation report, etc.  We have received comments, 
we have an issue repository [2], and we are working through those issues.

I would be pleased to release copyright on this document to the W3C once 
someone in management there tells me there is a home for it.  Until 
then, ApTest is more than willing to support the activity.  Basically, 
and I am sure you agree with me here Sam, I refuse to let bureaucracy 
get in the way of progress.

[1] http://www.aptest.com/standards/rdfa-html
[2] http://rdfa.info/wiki/Rdfa-in-html-issues

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