[uf-discuss] RDFa and microformats
elias at torrez.us
Tue May 30 19:58:42 PDT 2006
Joshua Kinberg wrote:
> That example of RDFa doesn't look like valid XHTML.
> Since when have XHTML elements included "about", "role", and
> "property" attributes?
You are correct, not only that example but many others too. This is one
of the things that Tantek (and many others) find troubling with RDFa.
I've heard that there's an alternative specification compatible with
XHTML 1.2 coming soon, but going into technical details will only get me
an off-topic email response from Tantek very quickly.
> On 5/30/06, Elias Torres <elias at torrez.us> wrote:
>> Scott Reynen wrote:
>> > On May 30, 2006, at 6:08 PM, Elias Torres wrote:
>> >> I'm honestly confused by your answers.
>> > Maybe you could specify which parts of this are confusing (or incorrect
>> > -- I'm just describing what I see):
>> > 1) Only currently published formats (e.g. vcard, RSS, etc.) influence
>> > microformats, and...
>> > 2) RDFa is not a currently published format, so...
>> > 3) RDFa is not currently influencing microformat development.
>> I believe you are calling vcard a published format. RDFa is NOT a
>> published format, it's a mechanism for embedding published formats into
>> HTML (just like microformats). RDFa doesn't want to influence ufs as a
>> format, but as another specification with some noble goals. Anyways, I'm
>> not sure whether you are aware of what I'm asking here:
>> Microformats and RDFa have different goals and technical quirks and I
>> together with others think that there's an opportunity to have a single
>> story without having to create two incompatible and incomplete solution
>> to embedding metadata in HTML.
>> Excerpt below, just in case you haven't read it.
>> <p about="#xtech_talk" role="cal:Vevent"
>> <span property="cal:location">At the XTech Conference</span>,
>> I'm giving
>> <span property="cal:summary">a talk about web widgets</span>,
>> <span property="cal:dtstart" content="20060508T180000Z">
>> May 8th at 10am
>> <span property="cal:dtend" content="20060508T190000Z" />
>> <span property="dc:creator">DanC</span>
>> > Peace,
>> > Scott
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