[whatwg] Annotating structured data that HTML has no semantics for

Philip Taylor excors+whatwg at gmail.com
Tue May 12 15:09:25 PDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys at intertwingly.net> wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Shelley Powers
> <shelleyp at burningbird.net> wrote:
>> I
>> would say if your fellow Google developers could understand how this all
>> works, there is hope for others.
> "if"
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2009May/0064.html

Also: The instructions at
http://google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=146898 (and
related pages) alternate between
seemingly at random.

(The first means that property="v:name" abbreviates the bogus URI
"http://rdf.data-vocabulary.orgname", if I understand correctly. The
second means it's "http://rdf.data-vocabulary.org/name" which is a
404. Perhaps they meant xmlns:v="http://rdf.data-vocabulary.org/#"
which would point at the relevant bit of the vocabulary RDF file?
Hopefully people won't actually deploy content using the inconsistent
namespaces before the documentation is fixed...)

(They've also got a "<span<strong property="v:name">" and "<spanspan
property="v:locality">" and some unclosed <a>s, so it seems the
documentation writers are having difficulty even writing plain HTML.)

Philip Taylor
excors at gmail.com

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