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Adding a datatype for HTML literals to RDF (ISSUE-63)

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 14:46:02 +0100
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To: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>

The 2004 WG worked under the assumption that the future of HTML was XHTML, and that the use case of shipping HTML markup fragments as RDF payloads would be addressed by rdf:XMLLiteral. But in 2012, shipping HTML fragments really means HTML5. Is rdf:XMLLiteral still adequate for this task? Is a new datatype with a lexical space consisting of HTML5 fragments needed? This question is ISSUE-63.

I think it would be useful to have a straw poll sometime soon on this question:

PROPOSAL: RDF-WG will work on an HTML datatype that would be defined in RDF Concepts.

If there is general support for this, then we could start work on the details of the datatype definition (lexical space, value space, L2V mapping and so on).

All the best,
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