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

On Thu, 05 Mar 2009 17:15:07 +0100, Julian Reschke <>  

> Steven Pemberton wrote:
>>> Yes. Using a safe-CURIE wouldn't have prevented that, but at least it  
>>> wouldn't break URIs in rel values.
>>  Wait, you can't use URIs as rel values, because "next" is just as  
>> valid a URI as "". You would have to have a 'safe  
>> uri' format such as "<next>" and "<>" to make it  
>> possible to interpret a rel directly as a URI.
> The string "next" is a URI reference  
> (<>), not a  
> URI (<>).

Sorry, I was using the term URI as it is used as a datatype in HTML4. The  
datatype of @href in HTML4 is "URI", which as you point out, is called a  
URI reference in other contexts.

Best wishes,


> Best regards, Julian

Received on Thursday, 5 March 2009 16:26:57 UTC