Closing ACTION-2185

Hi, SVG-

I closed ACTION-2185, "Add rel and rev to the svg 'a' element", with
changes in struct.html, metadata.html, and core-attrib.rng.

I spoke about this at length with an RDFa guru, and adding only @rel and
@rev is a good step, but not enough to enable RDFa fully.  We would need
6 other attributes: @typeof, @content, @datatype, @resource, @about, and
@property.  I know that sounds like a lot, but the effect on the spec
and on implementations is practically nil, since they would only require
that the attributes are placed in the DOM, with whitespace-separated
list of strings, just like @class.

Of course, these attributes would be subject to further constraint by an
additional schema for targeted validation, but that doesn't affect SVG.

What do folks think?  Could we add these six attributes?

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF

Received on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 05:58:50 UTC