[whatwg] RDFa statement consistency

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Fri Aug 29 23:51:23 PDT 2008

Plain text loses context under copy and paste as well.  I doubt it is
possible to express complex cultural phenomena without context of any kind.
When you paste a fragment of another document, you usually have to provide
some information about the context of the fragment.

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Subject: Re: [whatwg] RDFa statement consistency

>> I like GRDDL, too, but it has problems with respect to scaling similar 
>> to microformats. Things will get complicated when you want to combine 
>> statements from different vocabularies on the same page.
> The completely prefixless microformat naming approach isn't good when 
> different microformats overlap and common words have been allocated 
> badly. It works if you can decide that all classes that are on 
> descendants of a class identifying a format root belong to that format 
> (i.e. the subtree root is effectively the prefix).

Yes. But in that case the format is fragile under copy&paste, just as 
prefix-based approaches.

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