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Re: Last Call Response to ISSUE-73: RDFa Profile management

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:22:37 -0600
Message-ID: <4D6D558D.70302@aptest.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
CC: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Sorry to continue on this thread, but...  in RDFa Core we say:

> The Host Language /may/ define a default RDFa Profile. If it does, the 
> RDFa Profile triples that establish term or URI mappings associated 
> with that profile /must not/ change without changing the profile URI. 
> RDFa Processors /may/ embed, cache, or retrieve the RDFa Profile 
> triples associated with that profile. 

We do not say 'the host language may define a bunch of profiles and 
require they all be read in a certain order'.  Is that what we want to 
say?   I have to say that I really hate that.

On 2/28/2011 4:13 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
> On 02/28/11 13:07, Ivan Herman wrote:
>> Just for my understanding: what this means is that what I said
>> remains true at least for XHTML:
>> - the XHTML default profile does not (necessarily) include the
>> content of the RDFa+XML default profile - in the case of XHTML, an
>> implementation has to load both of them (conceptually) and has to
>> reconcile the prefixes and terms.
> Correct.
>> The difference you seem to stress is that a particular host language
>> has the possibility to declare that it does _not_ want to get the
>> RDFa+XML default profile to be loaded prior to its own profile.
> Yes.
> -- manu

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