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tests for qualified RDFa attributes [was: ODF and semantic web]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 13:34:55 -0500
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Cc: Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com>, 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>
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On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 11:04 -0500, Shane McCarron wrote:
> [...] 
> The names of RDFa attributes are indeed stable now, and are "namespaced" 
> in that they exist in the XHTML namespace.

Really? I didn't realize that.

Please add a test suite to make this clear to developers.

The way I read Ivan's code, he didn't realize that either:

http://dev.w3.org/2004/PythonLib-IH/pyRdfa/ Parse.py 15-Oct-2007

	if not
_hasOneOfAttributes(node,"href","resource","about","property","instanceof","rel","rev") :

def _hasOneOfAttributes(node,*args) :
	Check whether one of the listed attributes is present on a node.
	@param node: DOM element node
	@param args: tuple consisting of possible attributes
	return True in [ node.hasAttribute(attr) for attr in args ]

>   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!)

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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