[whatwg] RDFa

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 26 04:23:22 PDT 2008

On Tue, 26 Aug 2008, Dan Brickley wrote:
> > 
> > If Charlie wants to work with Alice's site, he should agree with Alice 
> > about what vocabularies they're going to use, and then only use that.
> Are you suggesting pairwise contracts between producers and consumers of 
> HTML-embedded structured data? How would you suggest we structure and 
> document these agreements?

The same way we structure the agreements that people make now when 
agreeing to use HTTP, HTML, Unicode, MathML, SVG, hCard, hCalendar, custom 
class name sets for a set of sites in a company, a group of custom rel 
values in a community, or whatever. There's lots of precedent in human 
history for people coming together and agreeing on common conventions.

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