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HTML+RDFa is now a REC-track deliverable for HTML WG (was Re: HTML+RDFa is in-scope for HTML WG Charter)

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 13:19:12 -0500
Message-ID: <4B896220.1080702@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
CC: RDFa Community <public-rdfa@w3.org>
Great news, everyone! Just to be sure about the new Director ruling on
the scope of HTML WG, I checked with the HTML WG Chairs and they
confirmed that HTML+RDFa is officially a REC-track deliverable for HTML WG:


This means that, if everything goes according to plan, HTML5 will be
able to express semantics using RDFa.

>>> Manu Sporny wrote:
>>> The next item that I think we should assert is:
>>> Since it is in scope, and since there is a RDFa WG committed to
>>> continuing work on RDFa, HTML+RDFa should be a deliverable REC of
>>> HTML WG.
>> On 2010-2-25 19:58 , Edward O'Connor wrote:
>> I always assumed that it was an HTML WG deliverable because there
>> wasn't an RDFa WG. Now that there is, wouldn't the RDFa WG take it
>> over as a deliverable?

We've been operating on the basis that the RDFa WG handles the core
specification for RDFa (and updates the XHTML module because there is no
longer an XHTML WG).

Just as SVG WG defined how to integrate RDFa in SVGTiny and the ODF TC
defined how to integrate RDFa in ODF, the HTML WG will define how to
integrate RDFa in HTML5. The RDFa WG will be giving guidance and support
in the form of creating spec language, creating test suites and, in
general, taking part in the discussion.

In other words, we shouldn't be in charge of publishing specs for other
languages which are under active development by another Working Group or
Technical Committee.

We will, however, be working very closely with SVG WG, ODF TC and HTML
WG to ensure that RDFa is defined in each language in a manner that is
compliant with the core RDFa specification.

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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