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Number of default profile files? (ISSUE-78 ISSUE-73 ISSUE-69)

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:21:13 +0100
Cc: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
To: W3C RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <32F22A63-A240-4FE9-AD08-6F565434EB84@w3.org>
(Cc: Thomas Roessler, who, sort of, convinced me, or at least made me think hard...)

Dear all,

just raising a question/issue resulting from some discussion we had in the team.

Although we have not decided yet, we do have some sort of a very drafty model which would defining a default profile for the various host languages, to define set of default terms (typically the HTML @rel values) and default prefixes. There has also been some discussions (I do not find the references) on whether we should (or indeed could!) define a clear way of deciding, for a specific file, which host language it belongs to, ie, which host language profile it should use. Finally, we also seem to converge that we need a separate XML host language definition, hence a separate XML profile.

Well... aren't we overcomplicating things? What about having _only one_ default profile that would be valid for any RDFa content, regardless of media types and such? That could still define all the prefixes and terms. Sure, for some applications it may be an overkill but, after all, the content of profiles are cheap (the issue is how to populate and access them), so... And it would certainly make the life of implementers (and of us spec writers:-) way easier.

What do you think?


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