Re: Closing ACTION-2185

On Wed, 10 Sep 2008 07:58:15 +0200, Doug Schepers <> wrote:

> 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.

For checking the attribute values you mean?

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

As long as it doesn't impact the publication schedule I have no objection to adding these attributes.


Erik Dahlstrom, Core Technology Developer, Opera Software
Co-Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
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Received on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 08:00:38 UTC