[whatwg] RDFa statement consistency

Dan Brickley danbri at danbri.org
Fri Aug 29 16:06:26 PDT 2008

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Aug 29, 2008, at 11:11, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>>> I don't believe that is the case.
>>> If I've understood history correctly, introducing Namespaces into XML 
>>> was primarily a requirement stipulated by the RDF community. XML got
>> Pointer, please?
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2007Dec/0116.html

W3C Members (or invited experts with the right permissions) can read 
more of the back story in the original XML WG archives.

See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-xml-wg/1998Jan/0034.html
'URGENT: Proposal to modify or delay XML 1.0 Recommendation', From: Jon 
Bosak, 12 Jan 1998. This points to a paper,
'Turning XML into a Universal Syntax for Web Data Formats'
http://www.w3.org/Member/Meeting/98JanAC/xml-req.html that was put 
before the Jan 1998 W3C AC Meeting in San Jose. I think it's reasonable 
to share the abstract here: "Concern is shared by members of the RDF, 
SMIL and Math working groups, and the W3C architecture domain staff, 
that the XML 1.0 Proposed Recommendation of 8Dec97 does not address the 
needs as a common base for the transmission of machine-understandable 



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