[whatwg] Annotating structured data that HTML has no semanticsfor

Dan Brickley danbri at danbri.org
Fri May 15 05:18:21 PDT 2009

On 15/5/09 14:11, Shelley Powers wrote:
> Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
>> I do not think anybody in WHATWG hates the CURIE tool; however, the
>> following problems have been put forward:
>> Copy-Paste
>> The CURIE mechanism is considered inconvenient because is not
>> copy-paste-resilient, and the associated risk is that semantic elements
>> would randomly change their meaning.
> Well, no, the elements won't randomly change their meaning. The only
> risk is copying and pasting them into a document that doesn't provide
> namespace definitions for the prefixes. Are you thinking that someone
> will be using different namespaces but the same prefix? Come on -- do
> you really think that will happen?

The most likely case is with Dublin Core, but DC data varies enough 
already that this isn't too destructive...


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