[whatwg] RDFa

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Sun Aug 24 13:53:14 PDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de>wrote:

> 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>

I'm confused.  Are you trying to imply that my suggestion is somehow against
the spec definition?  If so, please accompany your quoting of the spec with
an actual explanation of your point.  I cannot respond to you when I
essentially have to imagine your entire argument for myself first.

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