[whatwg] RDFa Features

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Aug 27 11:10:42 PDT 2008

Manu Sporny wrote:
> Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
>> Has anyone considered having an URI in an entity in order to avoid typing it
>> over and over?
>> e.g.
>> <!DOCTYPE html
>> <!ENTITY myVocab "http://www.example.com/vocab/" >
>> And later
>> Property="&myVocab;myPred"?
> Yes, we did discuss this at great length in the RDFa community and to a
> lesser extent in the Microformats community. The Microformats community
> decided to not use namespaces at all, and the RDFa community ended up
> using CURIEs for URI expression. RDFa specifically did not choose QNames
> for the following reasons:
> 1. We believe QNames should not be used in attribute values.

Out of curiosity: why use CURIEs but not QNames (I understand the other 
differences, I also understand why QNames in content are problematic, 
but why is the situation different for CURIEs????).

> ...

BR, Julian

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