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Re: RDFa Default Profile Management

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 08:58:20 +0000
Message-ID: <4D5105AC.70004@webr3.org>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, RDFa Working Group <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Ivan Herman wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2011, at 08:17 , Toby Inkster wrote:
>> On Mon, 7 Feb 2011 14:10:54 +0100
>> Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
>>> There is nothing that disallows a library implementer to add a whole
>>> bunch of additional prefixes if they want. But the default profile
>>> gives you the minimum everybody can rely on!
>> Well, actually there is something to stop them. If a consumer includes
>> a default prefix mapping of something like:
>> 	"about" => "http://example.com/vocab/about#"
>> Then it will hit a compliance issue as soon as it sees:
>> 	<span rel="next" resource="about:blank">this is the last
>> 	page</span> 
> Why? I do not understand...

about: isn't an IANA registered URI scheme, however the browsers do use 
it, and "about:blank" is defined in HTML 5

   "if the resource is identified by the URL about:blank, then the 
resource is immediately available and consists of the empty string, with 
no metadata."


AFAICT the rule only comes in to play, in HTML when a User Agent tries 
to "fetch" that URI though, say because it's in an @href.

Unsure if it's an issue, but it definitely has a "meaning" in html.


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