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namespaceDocument-8 - Comment on resolutions discussed in Apr conf. call

From: Joshua Allen <joshuaa@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 10:41:59 -0800
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Conference call notes indicate there is movement toward a recommendation
to store XHTML (or other human-readable, RDDL+Stylesheet) with embedded
RDF at the namespace URI.

I like this idea, but am concerned about two things:

1) A method of embedding RDF in HTML (or XML) is not fully-baked.
namespaceDocument-8 resolution will become the most common use of
embedded RDF, and will set a foundation for future uses of embedded RDF
and backwards-compatibility.  At a bare minimum, it seems that
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/ilist#httpRange-14 and
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/ilist#URIEquivalence-15 should be figured out
before making a recommendation on 8.  (If the resolution is just that
"RDF will be embedded, using conventions decided upon later", then
please disregard.)

2) The resolution of this issue will be a fairly visible use of RDF.
This particular proposal could lead people to consider RDF as a metadata
format that is most useful embedded in the resource being described.
This is probably not the impression TAG would want to give, so some
clarification would be nice.
Received on Thursday, 4 April 2002 13:42:02 UTC

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