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Re: an alternative for microformat-like simplicity

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:11:49 -0500
Message-ID: <4A68D215.5050007@aptest.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: RDFa TF list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
I appreciate that we are talking about a new attribute here, but I think 
we may have lost sight of what the attribute is *for*.  What is the 
purpose of this attribute?  Is it for defining CURIE prefix mappings to 
vocabularies?  Is it for identifying the mapping to use when no prefix 
is used on a CURIE?  Is it for both?  The name is important.  But I 
think it is way more important to define the scope of the functionality. 

Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, Folks-
> Michael Hausenblas wrote (on 7/23/09 5:05 AM):
>>>>  I'd suggest that @prefix is maybe not the best name for the 
>>>> attribute --
>>>>  too focused on the mechanics of CURIE mapping. @vocab maybe?
>>>  I like @vocab +1 from me ;)
>> +1
>> @vocab makes indeed the most sense to me as well. It conveys the message
>> 'here is a vocabulary from which I intend to use certain terms'.
> Yes, this is what I meant in my post as well... make it something that 
> might be understood more easily by laymen.  @vocab is an improvement, 
> at least for english speakers.
> Regards-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs

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