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[whatwg] scope of link type "license"

From: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils-dagsson-moskopp@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 03:16:36 +0200
Message-ID: <1247706996.26557.3.camel@desudesudesu>
Am Mittwoch, den 03.06.2009, 22:56 +0000 schrieb Ian Hickson:
> On Fri, 17 Apr 2009, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
> > 
> > I am unsure on what scope the "current document" should have in 
> > subsection 5.11.3.9 (Link type "license") of the spec and how it 
> > functions (or should play) together with sectioning.
> > 
> > Let us consider this example, a creative-commons-licensed video:
> > 
> > <figure>
> >     <video src="foo.ogg"/>
> >     <legend>
> >         <a href="http://example.org/person/misterx" rel="author">
> > 	Mister X.
> >         </a>
> >         <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/"
> > rel="license">
> > 	CC BY-SA 3.0
> >         </a>
> >     </legend>
> > </figure>
> > 
> > As I understand it, in this example, due to the provision of subsection 
> > 5.11.3.3 (Link type "author") "For a [...] elements, the author keyword 
> > indicates that the referenced document provides further information 
> > about the author of the section that the element defining the hyperlink 
> > applies to.", the linked author could be considered the author of the 
> > video.
> > 
> > However, subsection 5.11.3.9 (Link type "license") has no such 
> > provision. I therefore propose to amend "For a and area elements, the 
> > license keyword indicates that the referenced document provides further 
> > information about the author of the section that the element defining 
> > the hyperlink applies to." to subsection 5.11.3.9 of the HTML 5 spec.
> 
> Your interpretation of the spec is correct. This is based on actual 
> implementations of rel=license, which apply it to the whole document. I 
> expect that if we need per-sub-resource licensing information then a more 
> specific solution will be developed, possibly using the microdata idea.

Creative Commons suggests using 'about=""' in RDFa with 'rel="license"'
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/RDFa#Content_discovery

Is that simply wrong or a new / separate development (because of it
being RDFa) ?
-- 
Nils Dagsson Moskopp
<http://dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Received on Wednesday, 15 July 2009 18:16:36 UTC

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