[whatwg] RDFa statement consistency

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Fri Aug 29 09:14:59 PDT 2008

The goal of the specification is to provide a set of rules that conformant
user agents must obey out of the box, without any extensions.  Features that
are supposed to be ignored do not make good candidates for including in the
specification, except as extensions to HTML that are explicitly supported.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Adida [mailto:ben at adida.net] 
Sent: Friday, August 29, 2008 6:05 PM
To: Henri Sivonen
Cc: whatwg at lists.whatwg.org; Kristof Zelechovski; 'Manu Sporny'
Subject: Re: [whatwg] RDFa statement consistency

> I'm getting mixed signals about the extent to which RDFa in envisioned
> to be browser-sensitive. Weren't browsers supposed to do cool stuff with
> it according to some emails in this thread?

Loose coupling. Browsers can do nothing or lots with RDFa, up to them.
But you don't have to mandate anything, certainly not any rendering

No mixed message, just flexibility in what user agents choose to
implement. In fact, I'd rather they implement nothing and let extensions
like Ubiquity do the work.


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