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[whatwg] RDFa is to structured data, like canvas is to bitmap and SVG is to vector

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 14:30:36 -0800
Message-ID: <20090117223036.GA20446@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Saturday 2009-01-17 22:25 +0200, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> The story of RDF is very different. Of the top four engines, only Gecko 
> has RDF functionality. It was implemented at a time when RDF was a young 
> W3C REC and stuff that were W3C RECs were implemented less critically 
> than nowadays.

Actually, the implementation was well underway *before* RDF was a
W3C REC, done by a team led by one of the designers of RDF.  In
other words, it was in Gecko because there were RDF advocates at
Netscape (although advocating, I think, a somewhat different RDF
than the current RDF recommendations).

Compare the dates on:
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-rdf-syntax-19990222/
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/PR-rdf-schema-19990303/
http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsquery.cgi?treeid=default&module=all&branch=HEAD&branchtype=match&dir=mozilla%2Frdf&file=&filetype=match&who=&whotype=match&sortby=Date&hours=2&date=explicit&mindate=1998-01-01&maxdate=1999-01-01&cvsroot=%2Fcvsroot

-David

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