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Re: embed RDFa --> embed coolness into Yahoo search results

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:07:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0903230907010.25058@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sun, 22 Mar 2009, Ben Adida wrote:
> I think there's a misunderstanding here. We spec'ed RDFa for XHTML1.1. 
> We suspected ahead of time that people would want to use it in other XML 
> dialects, and in non-XML HTML. We wondered what to do about that, and 
> figured the best way forward was to make the syntax at least workable in 
> those other languages.
> I'm pretty sure that folks using <canvas> and sqlite in HTML4 markup 
> might be violating HTML4, but certainly not HTML5, right? Same thing 
> here. Yahoo is not violating our spec. They may be violating another 
> spec, but not the RDFa in XHTML 1.1 spec.

There's a huge difference between extending one namespace, and stomping 
all over every single namespace ever.

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