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URIs in @rel and @property...

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:57:56 -0800
Message-ID: <4AFC4CA4.2070409@adida.net>
To: RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Hey folks,

I'm catching up on the minutes from today, looks like a productive 
meeting, very nice.

I am a little bit concerned about supporting plain CURIEs in @about, 
@href, and @resource. For one, the use case is *very* limited, since the 
whole point of prefixes is to reuse vocabularies, and that applies to 
predicates, not to subjects and objects. Also, we want to continue to 
support relative URIs in @about, just like @href (and the spec for @href 
isn't about to change), and that's not very easy to do if we allow plain 
CURIEs, too.

So I think we should be as conservative as possible with this change. 
Allowing absolute URIs in @rel, @property, @typeof, and @datatype makes 
sense, but generalizing the "other way" to let @about and @resource (and 
@href) carry plain CURIEs does not, in my opinion, because of important 
existing uses for those attributes.

-Ben
Received on Thursday, 12 November 2009 17:58:26 UTC

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