[whatwg] Support for RDFa in HTML5
msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Mon Mar 12 12:39:38 PDT 2012
On 03/12/12 15:00, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Philipp Serafin <phil127 at gmail.com>
>> I admit, I haven't really followed this debate. But out of
>> interest: Is it by now actually possible to write any kind of
>> implementation that complies to both, the HTML5 *and* the RDFa
> As Ian said, the HTML5 spec allows extensions by other
> The HTML5+RDFa specification is making use of that facility.
> By writing an implementation that complies with HTML5+RDFa, you
> write an implementation that complies with both.
Yes, what Benjamin and Ian said.
Additionally, HTML5+RDFa spec does not support the @version attribute in
"The version attribute is not supported in HTML5 and is non-conforming.
However, if an HTML+RDFa document contains the version attribute on the
HTML element, a conforming RDFa Processor must examine the value of this
attribute. If the value matches that of a defined version of RDFa, then
the processing rules for that version must be used. If the value does
not match a defined version, or there is no version attribute, then the
processing rules for the most recent version of RDFa 1.1 must be used."
It also should be possible to write a parser implementation that is
capable of complying with both the HTML5 specification and the HTML+RDFa
specification. You may want to read the latest HTML+RDFa specification
If after reading the explanation and document above, you still do not
think this is possible, please explain exactly what you feel is not
possible and why.
Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
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