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Re: @rel syntax in RDFa (relevant to ISSUE-60 discussion), was: Using XMLNS in link/@rel

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 20:09:04 +0100
Message-ID: <49AADD50.9040204@danbri.org>
To: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, public-xhtml2@w3.org
On 1/3/09 19:49, Rob Sayre wrote:
> On 3/1/09 1:45 PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
>> "Custom data attributes are intended to store custom data private to
>> the page or application, for which there are no more appropriate
>> attributes or elements.
>> These attributes are not intended for use by software that is
>> independent of the site that uses the attributes."
>> Unless the site that uses the attributes is the entire Web, I can't
>> see how this bit of HTML5 addresses such a scenario...
> Do you mean it won't work technically, or that it would be using the
> attributes in a way that's unintended? RDFa already uses XML Namespaces
> and HTML in ways that those specifications don't cover. What's different
> about my example?

This option has been bounced around a few times on the HTML and WHATWG 
lists. The general consensus seemed to be that this wasn't what data- 
attributes were intended for. Of course the HTML5 spec is still in flux, 
and they could be redefined to do this kind of thing too. Whether that 
would be a good idea, I don't know.


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