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

From: Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 09:41:00 -0700
Message-ID: <CAPqY83xPwvB1GtKizhJ8qN8CtZET3G+=heRE44Y0fd7CBjdC8g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Cc: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 6:46 AM, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de> wrote:
> All,
> 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.

+1, and for internationalization should be a required datatype, might
also have a simple syntax in Turtle (though would likely require a new
last call but a Web formating that doesn't understand HTML doesn't
seem like much of a web format)

> 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,
> Richard
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