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Re: [URGENT] Re: RDFa Core 1.1 XML+RDFa spec bug?

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:30:20 -0500
Message-ID: <4D8CB50C.4060000@aptest.com>
To: nathan@webr3.org
CC: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
I agree with this proposal.  There are other ways to solve this basic 
issue, but this is the simplest.

On 3/25/2011 6:18 AM, Nathan wrote:
> Ivan Herman wrote:
>> - All that being said, and thinking about it a bit further, I think 
>> we indeed made a mistake yesterday with the decision in terms of what 
>> the community expectation on this would be. We now 
>> formalize/generalize the XHTML+RDFa spec to the more general XML 
>> world; in the former case we did define an implicit @about on <body> 
>> and <head> and I believe it is a reasonable thing to say that we 
>> generalize this instead of the decision we took yesterday. In _that_ 
>> sense, that decision was wrong. Manu's proposal is therefore to 
>> overturn the decision of yesterday and introduce a rule that says 
>> "have an explicit @about=BASE on the top element, unless there is 
>> already one" (it is more complicated, I know, but it boils down to 
>> that, effectively.) _And I agree with the proposal_.
>
> Likewise, I agree with the proposal of setting about="", but because 
> it's good to generate the triples, not because the current spec has a 
> technically fault.
>
> Best,
>
> Nathan

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