[whatwg] RDFa

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sun Aug 24 13:10:26 PDT 2008

Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> The point was made before that html5 already has extensive extension 
> mechanisms in place that can address the particular needs of various 
> communities without requiring it to be written explicitly into the 
> spec.  I know you've said that your team has reviewed the extension 
> mechanisms and found them lacking, but could you explain why it is 
> insufficient to use @data-rdf-property, @data-rdf-about, etc.?  I ask 
 > about these specifically because my mail timestamps show that the
 > @data-* class of attributes was introduced April 10th of this year,
 > while the ccRel submission is dated May 1st, and thus it's very likely
 > that these were impossible to consider during your review of existing
 > extension mechanisms.
 > ...

"Custom data attributes are intended to store custom data private to the 
page or application, for which there are no more appropriate attributes 
or elements." -- <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#custom>

BR, Julian

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