[whatwg] RDFa uses CURIEs, not QNames

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Aug 29 08:37:52 PDT 2008

Ben Adida wrote:

> It's important to note that, in our experience and in our design, the
> level of indirection is a feature, not a bug. One rarely uses a
> vocabulary for just one property.

In my experience, that level of indirection is a disaster. It is the 
single most problematic part of XML as practiced. It destroyed XPointer. 
   It takes what should be a simple, atomic value and makes it context 
dependent. I'm surprised you want to reinvent that particular mistake.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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