[whatwg] Ghosts from the past and the semantic Web

Ben Adida ben at adida.net
Fri Aug 29 09:46:06 PDT 2008

Greg Houston wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Kristof Zelechovski
> <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> wrote:
>> Rather meta-property than metadata-property, otherwise seems quite
>> reasonable.
>> Chris
> <div id="Sarah"
>        meta-namespace="foo:http://mysite.com/foo/"
>        meta-foo="instanceof:Person;about:Sarah">
>        <p><span meta-foo="property:name">Sarah Foo</span></p>
>        <p><span meta-foo="property:job:title">CEO</span></p>
>        <p><span meta-foo="property:job:salary">$120,000</span></p>
>        <p><span meta-foo="property:age">32</span></p>
>        <h3>Likes:</h3>
>        <ul meta-foo="property:likes;rel:whatever;typeof:whatever">
>                <li>chocolate</li>
>                <li>stars</li>
>                <li>green</li>
>        </ul>
> </div>

So it seems you agree with the principles of adding one (or more)
attributes. But the requirement here, for Creative Commons and Digital
Bazaar and the UK National Archives and ... is to get proper RDF in
there. So once you agree with the general principle, why re-invent
something yet again? Does everything about HTML5 have to be invented
here, or can some wisdom from outside be accepted, too?


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