[Standards] RDFa ? Re: Call for Experience: Advancement of XEP-0071 (XHTML-IM) to Final

Andreas Kuckartz A.Kuckartz at ping.de
Wed Oct 3 18:02:31 UTC 2012

I have had a closer look at the documents.

I think it would be possible to add RDFa support to XEP-0071 by making
a rather small number of modifications which would not break existing

RDFa does not require any additional elements but only support for
these four attributes (the 'a' in RDFa stands for attributes):
vocab, property, resource, typeof

This is similar to the "Style Attribute Module Definition" and "Style
Attribute Module Profile" in sections 6.6 and 7.6 which add the
"style" attribute.

Creating a new XEP would either have to duplicate almost all of
XEP-0071 or refer to it in almost all places which probably would make
it unreadable.

If that approach is reasonable and does not violate any XMPP rules I
would volunteer to draft a set of suggested changes to XEP-0071.
(What would be the most helpful technical format for that?)


Peter Saint-Andre:
> On 10/1/12 1:22 PM, Andreas Kuckartz wrote:
>> Does XEP-0071 include support for RDFa ?
>> (See http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa/)
>> If not: Would it be better to extend XEP-0071 or to create a new 
>> XEP for that purpose ?
> As far as I understand it, RFDa is another example of XHTML 
> modularization. Thus it wouldn't fit into the XHTML-IM
> modularization; instead we'd need to define a new XEP.
> Peter

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