[whatwg] RDFa Features

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Aug 28 14:42:43 PDT 2008

Ian's question was about what happens when it goes down forever, or gets
taken over, intercepted, squatted, spoofed or redirected because of a
malicious DNS.  I should have known better how to ask it.  The browser cache
cannot handle these cases.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Adida [mailto:ben at adida.net] 
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:33 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: 'Manu Sporny'; whatwg at lists.whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] RDFa Features

Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> I have to repeat Ian's question now: what happens when the server with a
> custom vocabulary definition goes down?  Does it take a part of the
> Web down along with it?

If it's a popular vocabulary, it's probably been cached appropriately.
If it's an edge-case vocabulary previously unseen, some small # of
applications can't look up the meaning of attributes during the
downtime. But parsing can still happen, RDF graphs can still be created,

A vocab whose host goes down regularly will likely not be used often.
Selection of the fittest.


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