[whatwg] RDFa is to structured data, like canvas is to bitmap and SVG is to vector

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sun Jan 18 11:07:19 PST 2009

On Jan 18, 2009, at 20:48, Dan Brickley wrote:

> On 18/1/09 19:34, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> On Jan 18, 2009, at 01:32, Shelley Powers wrote:
>>> Are you then saying that this will be a showstopper, and there will
>>> never be either a workaround or compromise?
>> Are the RDFa TF open to compromises that involve changing the XHTML  
>> side
>> of RDFa not to use attribute whose qualified name has a colon in  
>> them to
>> achieve DOM Consistency by changing RDFa instead of changing parsing?
> I don't believe the RDFa TF are in a position to singlehandedly  
> rescind a W3C Recommendation, ie. http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-rdfa-syntax-20081014/ 
> .
> What they presumably could do is propose new work items within W3C,  
> which I'd guess would be more likely to be accepted if it had the  
> active enthusiasm of the core HTML5 team. Am cc:'ing TimBL here who  
> might have something more to add.
> Do you have an alternative design in mind, for expressing the  
> namespace mappings?

The simplest thing is not to have mappings but to put the  
corresponding absolute URI wherever RDFa uses a CURIE.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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