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Re: Normative vs Informative

From: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 08:56:54 +0000
Cc: public-xg-webid@w3.org
Message-Id: <38D48B28-AB28-459E-8B6F-4097523CAB3E@bbc.co.uk>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>

On 28 Nov 2011, at 01:35, Manu Sporny wrote:

> On 11/27/2011 08:38 AM, Mo McRoberts wrote:
>> The rationale is that RDF/XML is the one serialisation — at present
>> — guaranteed to be supported by RDF consumers, and that RDFa still
>> has some way to go yet before it’s properly reconciled with the
>> HTML5 parsing work. Until it is, any notion of error-handling
>> (vitally important in real web pages) is going to be largely
>> undefined.
> This statement is false. How RDFa is processed via an HTML5-compliant
> parser, including error-handling, is very clear and has been for some time.
> HTML+RDFa has been spec'd against the HTML5 parsing model for over two
> years now with no changes to the algorithm since the initial text was
> placed into the document. The algorithm is pretty simple:
> 1. Create an HTML5 DOM using an HTML5-compliant parser.
> 2. Process the resulting DOM using an RDFa Processor.

Ah, excellent — in which case, pretend I never said any of that :)

(*More* than happy to be corrected on this point)


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