[whatwg] Fuzzbot (Firefox RDFa semantics processor)

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Jan 12 00:14:34 PST 2009

Martin Atkins wrote:
> ...
> If it is true that RDFa can work today with no ill-effect in downlevel 
> user-agents, what's currently blocking its implementation? Concern for 
> validation?
> It seems to me that many HTML extensions are implemented first and 
> specified later[1], so perhaps it would be in the interests of RDFa 
> proponents to get some implementations out there and get RDFa adopted, 
> at which point it will hopefully seem a much more useful proposition for 
> inclusion in HTML5.
> In the short term the RDFa community can presumably provide a 
> specialized "HTML5 + RDFa" validator for adopters to use until RDFa is 
> incorporated into the core spec and tools.
> It would seem that it's much easier to get into the spec when your 
> feature is proven to be useful by real-world adoption.
> ...

What he said.

Although I *do* believe that in the end we'll want RDFa-in-HTML5, what's 
really important right now is *not* RDFa-in-HTML5 but RDFa-in-HTML4. 
Define that, make it a success, and the rest will be simple.

Best regards, Julian

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