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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2009 03:36:44 +0100
Message-ID: <49B08C3C.1070608@malform.no>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "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
Julian Reschke 2009-03-05 16.44:
> Manu Sporny wrote:
>> However, I don't think that's Julian's point. I believe that his point
>> is that, because of CURIEs, you have a two-stage process instead of a
>> one-stage process.
>> For CURIES, you must:
>> 1. Read the value in @rel.
>> 2. Lookup the prefix mapping and append the reference to the prefix.
>> For Microformats, non-CURIEs, etc., you must:
>> 1. Read the value in @rel.
>> Is that your issue, Julian? That because of CURIEs/RDFa, you have to do
>> more now to determine what @rel really means?
> Yes. Using a safe-CURIE wouldn't have prevented that, but at least it 
> wouldn't break URIs in rel values.

But if the user agent would be reading the profile attribute value 
and - as HTML 4 says - "perform some activity based on known 
conventions for that profile", then one could have a two step 
solution in text/html as well.

The problem is establishing the convention. May be the convention 
could be to link unknown profile IRI to the CURIE via a <link> 

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