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Subject: Re: [office] New W3C proposal: enhancing RDFa


Thanks for the heads up!

+1 on working with this activity once it is up and running.

Hope you are having a great evening!


robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> Those with a W3C login can read the full proposal here:  
> http://www.w3.org/2009/11/SWActProp
> The publicly accessible draft charter for the WG is here:  
> http://www.w3.org/2009/11/rdfa-wg-charter
> Essentially, the new WG would work to enhance RDFa so it works in HTML 
> (today it is defined for XHTML), define an API for it, and (most 
> interesting for us) define how RDFa can be used in other XML hosts.
> There appears to be explicit consideration given to ODF, as you can see in 
> this paragraph of the draft charter:
> "Although formally defined as a module of XHTML1.1, there is a demand for 
> the adaptation of RDFa to newer generations of HTML. Also, the RDFa 
> attribute set has already been adopted by other XML applications, 
> including the SVG 1.2 W3C Recommendation, the DataRSS format proposed by 
> Yahoo, and Version 1.2 of the OpenDocument (ODF) format. Consequently, 
> there is a need for the consolidation of these developments in the form of 
> updated Recommendations."
> Obviously, since this WG has not yet formed, this activity can have no 
> influence on ODF 1.2.  But it does make sense, once their WG is 
> established, to make them aware of our requirements and to work toward 
> syncing up with them in ODF-Next.  Also, after the WG is established, and 
> if there is sufficient interest, it would be good to establish a liaison.
> -Rob
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Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps) 

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