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Re: Updated RDFa-in-text/html tests

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 15:57:48 -0500
Message-ID: <4A28354C.8050507@aptest.com>
To: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>
CC: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Jeni Tennison wrote:
> Oh, and there are two test cases where rdfQuery's response is classed 
> as a failure when I think it matches the expected triple. These are 
> "Empty xmlns value" and "Empty xmlns value overriding non-empty". In 
> both cases, the expected result is '<> <{BASE}#test> "Test".' and I 
> think that's what rdfQuery generates (with {BASE} replaced by the base 
> URI of the test case).
FWIW - RDFa requires the use of XML Namespaces 1.0, not 1.1.  As a 
result, I think that both of these tests are wrong.  As Philip points 
out, in XML Namespaces 1.0 an empty xmlns value is illegal, so such a 
value MUST be ignored by an RDFa processor.  My implementation does not 
correctly do that, but I am updating it right now.

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