[whatwg] Ghosts from the past and the semantic Web
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Aug 28 12:50:54 PDT 2008
There is a difference between the general possibility of making nonsense
statements and an invitation to make them. In my opinion, recommending
metadata about content within itself is such an invitation.
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ben Adida
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 9:46 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: whatwg at lists.whatwg.org; 'Eduard Pascual'; 'Shannon'
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Ghosts from the past and the semantic Web
Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> I am not opposing local metadata; I have already explained you can use the
> SCRIPT element for the purpose. I only say that metadata should not be
> inside content they describe in order to avoid circularity. This is a
> philosophical objection, not a technical one.
Your argument on circularity is wrong, in my opinion. The potential for
circularity exists in the English (or any other) language, as I've
explained in a previous email. RDFa only makes human-readable statements
Does that mean you can make non-sensical statements? Absolutely. Just
like you can in plain English.
That's not a bug, that's just something we live with in language.
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