[whatwg] RDFa uses CURIEs, not QNames

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Fri Aug 29 06:55:49 PDT 2008

On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 07:08:37 +0200, Manu Sporny  
<msporny at digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> The idea and premise of RDF is sort of attractive (people being able to
>> do their own thing, unified data model, etc), though I agree with others
>> that the complexity (lengthy URIs, ***qname***/curie cruft) is an issue.
> We do not use QName's in RDFa - there is not QName/CURIE cruft! We went
> to great lengths to avoid QNames, please take the time to understand why
> (it's because of the cruft that you complain about):

As far as I can tell they both have the same (subset of) problems. They  
create a level of indirection and require keeping namespace prefix  
declarations around.

Anne van Kesteren

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