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Re: @rel syntax in RDFa (relevant to ISSUE-60 discussion), was: Using XMLNS in link/@rel

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:38:15 -0800
Message-ID: <49A86B57.8060206@adida.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, public-xhtml2@w3.org, "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
Julian Reschke wrote:
>> how @rel is interpreted. You can't interpret @rel blindfolded.
> But I'd like to.

I don't think RDFa is the technology that's stopping you here. The
existing state of the web and HTML is already preventing it.

> WRT profile; I see how this can work for a single profile URI, but it
> does not scale, so I'm not sure how this is supposed to help with mixing
> relations from several profiles (namespaces) in a single document.

Far be it from me to defend the @profile approach to web-scale data :)
But, to be fair, @profile does allow for a space-separated list of values.

> No, that's fine. What's controversial is how many different
> language-dependent interpretations there should be for the HTML family
> of languages. I think that number needs to be 1.

I would love to see that happen, too. That's why we're working hard with
the HTML5 team to try to convince them :)

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