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Re: using DTDs to ground semantics of XML/XHTML documents? [RDFinXHTML-35]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 15:34:35 -0500
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, swick <swick@w3.org>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1182371675.6367.347.camel@pav>

On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 14:42 -0400, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
> I'm feeling dense here.  My understanding of the pertinent parts of the 
> Web's Follow Yer Nose algorithm is:  get the Content-type from HTTP; find 
> the specification for that content type;  the specification will tell you 
> what semantics you can infer from the document.  So, to my naive reading, 
> for RDFa to have full force in HTML, whichever content type you're using 
> would have to say in it's specification:  if you see RDFa in the document, 
> here's its meaning (presumably by delegating to the RDFa specifications.) 
> How do DTDs help?

Briefly, not fact-checking my claims...

The application/xhtml+xml mime type spec points to the
XHTML modularization spec, which tells how to do XHTML
extensions using DTDs.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Wednesday, 20 June 2007 20:34:40 UTC

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