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Subject: Re: [docbook] RFE: RDFa in Docbook 5

Revisting this ~a year later...

It looks like schema.org is converging on RDFa Lite:


Manu Sporny makes a solid case that RDFa Lite is the one to go with: http://manu.sporny.org/2012/mythical-differences/

Schema.org has a proposed vocabulary for technical documentation too: http://blog.schema.org/2012/06/newvocabularies-for-technical.html

With Docbook 5 and HTML 5, what's the situation with putting schema.org markup into Docbook books (whether through microdata or RDFa Lite) today?

Norm put this customization together: https://gist.github.com/docbook/2768701

So to get that to work, I'd need to modify my xsl to pipe it through to the html, right? 

If I do that, what are the chances of it being accepted into a future release?

- Josh

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jirka Kosek" <jirka@kosek.cz>
> To: "Joshua Wulf" <jwulf@redhat.com>
> Cc: docbook@lists.oasis-open.org
> Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:12:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [docbook] RFE: RDFa in Docbook 5
> On 13.12.2011 3:28, Joshua Wulf wrote:
> > I'm not sure if I have it right, but it seems that Docbook 5 with
> > its
> > xml schema base supports adding RDFa data to the xml with no
> > problems.
> > What I'd like is to have that RDFa data flow through to the built
> > html
> > output.
> Hi Joshua,
> could you elaborate more on you requirements. What's usecase for
> having
> RDFa in DocBook?
> > I've opened the RFE against the XSL stylesheets rather than against
> > the
> > DTD/schema because (I think) that's the only place that changes
> > would
> > need to be made. Have I opened it in the right place?
> Probably no. If we decide that adding RDFa into DocBook is good idea,
> schema has to be modified first. If you look at
> http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-syntax/ you will see that special
> atttributes
> like property, rel, about, resource, datatype are needed to convey
> RDFa.
> If you want to use RDFa in DocBook similar attributes has to be added
> into DocBook.
> Once this is done, appropriate change in stylesheets has to be done
> as
> well to pipe these metadata to XHTML output.
> But it would be really interesting to know what problem are you
> trying
> to solve. Honestly, future for RDFa doesn't look very bright IMHO.
> Currently it can be used only in XHTML, not in HTML. It seems that
> approach chosen by microdata/schema.org has more chances on the
> market.
> But we will see.
> 					Jirka
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