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Re: attempting to merge the 'vocab' and 'profile' documents

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2010 10:30:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4B937236.3010202@w3.org>
To: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
CC: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, W3C RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>

On 2010-3-7 10:16 , Mark Birbeck wrote:
> Hi Ivan,
>> @profile was used but on the side, so to say, and as an optional feature
>> that did not really influence RDFa processing. We would suddenly pick it
>> up make it an essential feature of RDFa 1.1 just when the HTML WG
>> decides to drop it... And we would give it a special semantics, although
>> many people would believe this is the same old @profile and would use it
>> for different things...
> Quick thing...I've really tried *not* to give @profile "special
> semantics". In my blog-post I tried to stress the idea of the profile
> URI being a key, which is consistent with the HTML 4.01 definition.

Yes, that is correct.

> The discussion we're having about what that key can be used for is of
> course RDFa-specific, but at that point we're into processing not
> syntax.

Absolutely. The exact choice of the attribute name is secondary for now.
And, to be very clear: I would greatly prefer using @profile myself
which fits into what we plan to do (and maybe we can use it for other
purposes later, we will see). I am just wary of getting into unnecessary
debates with others on what is, after all, "only" syntax...



> Regards,
> Mark
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