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Re: ISSUE-117 (about-on-HTML): Consider disallowing @about on <html> [RDFa 1.1 in HTML5]

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:46:53 +0000
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: RDF Web Applications Working Group WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>, sysbot+tracker@w3.org
Message-ID: <20111116124653.72b902a5@miranda.g5n.co.uk>
On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:39:24 +0100
Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:

> What this rule says, in terms of elements, is that <html> (or any top
> element) _has_ this magic behaviour, ie, an @about="" is introduced
> on that level, conceptually (unless there is an explicit @about, that
> is). So what does <head> and <body> magic brings us?

As I said, I believe it is entirely so that people can do this:

	<body typeof="foaf:Document">

without generating a new blank node, and without having to go through
the back-breaking effort of adding about="".

It's a fairly narrow use case.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 12:46:09 UTC

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