[whatwg] Ghosts from the past and the semantic Web

Ben Adida ben at adida.net
Thu Aug 28 09:46:55 PDT 2008

Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> Same goes with MySpace widgets. Paste one thing, get the widget. Who's
>> going to go paste two things in two different places? It's really
>> important to make HTML the carrier of this information.
> It seems to me that this line of reasoning should lead to using
> identifiers that are contained in one string instead of splitting
> identifiers and putting the pieces in two places like CURIEs do.

There's "two places in the same HTML block", and "two places in
different files or different regions of the HTML page."

Have you seen the output of the CC license generator? Here it is:

<a rel="license"
<img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0"
  src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-sa/3.0/us/88x31.png" />
<br />
<span xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
  HTML5 Example
<a xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" href="http://ben.adida.net"
property="cc:attributionName" rel="cc:attributionURL">Ben Adida</a> is
licensed under a
<a rel="license"
  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

One chunk of HTML. Just paste it on your site. Don't worry about the
details. Done.

It would be a very different story if I had to paste something in the
HEAD and something in the BODY, or something in a separate file.

> (In fact, the declaration part of CURIE syntax has already been
> forgotten in examples sent to this mailing list.)

I was just trying to make the examples more concise for the purpose of
discussion. I assumed that I didn't need to repeat everything in each
email. I suspect discussions of SQL-in-browser on this list don't
include complete data models for example SQL queries, either.


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