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Re: ODF and semantic web

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 11:04:21 -0500
Message-ID: <47138F85.4070504@aptest.com>
To: "Bruce D'Arcus" <bdarcus@gmail.com>
CC: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Elias Torres <elias@torrez.us>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, W3C RDFa task force <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, office-metadata <office-metadata@lists.oasis-open.org>

Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> Anyway, I'm going to try to figure out among our group a suggestion of 
> how we might put our head's together. I think adopting RDFa as is 
> would be a non-starter ATM for the reasons Elias and I mentioned. But 
> my sense is we could look to align the attribute names (are they now 
> stable on your end??) and you might consider creating a namespaced set 
> of attributes for inclusion in XML languages that need that (like ODF). 
The names of RDFa attributes are indeed stable now, and are "namespaced" 
in that they exist in the XHTML namespace.  The DTD and Schema 
implementations allow for inclusion of those namespaced attributes in 
any XML grammar.  The current document, rdfa-syntax [1], is focused upon 
XHTML 1.1 + RDFa just because that is the markup language we are 
defining right now and because describing the RDFa attributes in terms 
of a markup language is a lot easier for people to grasp. 

We recently rolled the separate "xhtml-rdfa" module [2] document into 
"rdfa-syntax" so it would be easier for people to read and comprehend.  
My take on your request is that a clearly defined module that could be 
used in any host language would make it easier for your group to look at 
convergence down the road.  Is that a fair characterization?

[1] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2007/ED-rdfa-syntax-20070927
[2] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2007/ED-xhtml-rdfa-20070811/ (note - obsolete!)

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