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Re: Official Response to ISSUE-136 from RDF Web Apps WG

From: Alex Milowski <alex@milowski.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:54:33 -0700
Message-ID: <CABp3FNL4MUDBNahAHwbNVSJHzTCrwyCpjQAdu9rvRZsD_dkk6A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Very clear now.  Accepted!

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 9:45 PM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> Thank you for your public feedback on the RDFa 1.1 documents. This is an
> official response from the RDF Web Apps WG to your Candidate
> Recommendation issue before we enter the Proposed Recommendation phase
> for the RDFa 1.1 specifications.
> Your issue was tracked here:
> http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/track/issues/136
> Explanation of Issue
> --------------------
> You had raised a concern that the RDFa Lite 1.1 specification was silent
> about Document Conformance and the use of @href, @src, @rel, and @rev.
> Specifically, you were concerned that one reading of the document
> conformance clauses of RDFa Lite 1.1 when used with HTML5 would make the
> use of @href, @src, @rel, and/or @rev illegal from a document
> conformance standpoint.
> Working Group Decision
> ----------------------
> The Working Group discussed the issue during the telecon today:
> http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/meetings/2012-04-26#ISSUE__2d_136__3a__RDFa_Lite_1__2e_1_Document_Conformance_regarding___40_href__2f___40_src_and___40_rel__2f___40_rev
> We felt that your concern was valid and that we should make a minor
> editorial change to clarify that we never intended that @href, @src,
> @rel, and @rev should be disallowed in HTML5+RDFa Lite 1.1 from a
> document conformance standpoint.
> RESOLVED: Update the RDFa Lite 1.1 specification using something to the
> effect of: "It must not use any additional RDFa attributes other than
> vocab, typeof, property, resource, and prefix; it may also use href and
> src, when the Host Language authorizes their usage. However, even if
> authorized by the Host Language, the usage of rel and rev should be
> restricted to non-RDFa usage patterns, as defined by the Host Language."
> Feedback
> --------
> Since this is an official Working Group response to your issue, and
> since the group is under an extremely tight deadline, we would really
> appreciate it if you responded immediately to this e-mail and let us
> know if the findings and decision made by the group is acceptable to you
> as soon as possible.
> -- manu
> --
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
> President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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> http://digitalbazaar.com/2012/02/22/new-payswarm-alpha/

--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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