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[whatwg] Fuzzbot (Firefox RDFa semantics processor)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 09:14:34 +0100
Message-ID: <496AFBEA.7020400@gmx.de>
Martin Atkins wrote:
> ...
> If it is true that RDFa can work today with no ill-effect in downlevel 
> user-agents, what's currently blocking its implementation? Concern for 
> validation?
> 
> It seems to me that many HTML extensions are implemented first and 
> specified later[1], so perhaps it would be in the interests of RDFa 
> proponents to get some implementations out there and get RDFa adopted, 
> at which point it will hopefully seem a much more useful proposition for 
> inclusion in HTML5.
> 
> In the short term the RDFa community can presumably provide a 
> specialized "HTML5 + RDFa" validator for adopters to use until RDFa is 
> incorporated into the core spec and tools.
> 
> It would seem that it's much easier to get into the spec when your 
> feature is proven to be useful by real-world adoption.
> ...

What he said.

Although I *do* believe that in the end we'll want RDFa-in-HTML5, what's 
really important right now is *not* RDFa-in-HTML5 but RDFa-in-HTML4. 
Define that, make it a success, and the rest will be simple.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 12 January 2009 00:14:34 UTC

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