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Re: ISSUE-1: Format of the profile document

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:01:32 +0000
Message-ID: <640dd5061003111001l6a97386cwc341746a1f57411c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Hi Manu,

Sounds like a great meeting, sorry I missed it.

Just to clarify the issue; the distinction is between using RDF to
mark up profiles, or not.

If you think RDF should be used, then of course it follows that we'd
favour RDFa.

However, if we believe that we only need name/value pairs to creat
tokens in a profile (I.e., not RDF), then *one possibility* is to use
JSON. (The use of JSONP is an implementation detail.)

So RDF or not RDF is the first question to resolve -- CORS, JSONP, and
so on, come next. :)



On Thursday, March 11, 2010, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> "The profile document is marked up in RDFa, using a vocabulary designed
> to modify the behavior of the RDFa Processor."
> I said that we may have consensus on this, but I believe that Mark may
> disagree on this point since he is making the argument for marking up
> the document in JSON/JSONP.
> It was discussed today that we could allow that as an option for
> implementers, but the only profile document format that would be
> required by the specification would be a document expressed in RDFa.
> This still means that one could use XHTML+RDFa, HTML+RDFa, SVG+RDFa or
> even perhaps ODF+RDFa. The key point being that it should be expressed
> in RDFa and not JSON/JSONP for the following reasons:
> * Security concerns with executing remote Javascript documents
>   in the browser.
> * CORS will eventually address the remote document loading issue.
> * The RDFa DOM API must address the remote document loading issue.
> Does anyone still support the markup of RDFa Profiles documents in
> If we did a straw-poll, would anyone support expressing the profile
> document in JSON/JSONP as the primary way vocabulary maintainers should
> express RDFa profiles? If so, why?
> -- manu
> --
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
> President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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> http://blog.digitalbazaar.com/2010/02/01/bitmunk-payswarming/
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