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Media Specs

Notes from writing HTML5 Media

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. This last weekend I finished my latest book for O’Reilly: HTML5 Media. This is one of O’Reilly’s shorter books (about 100 pages), primarily focused at the eBook market, though you can get a hard copy with print-on-demand. The book focuses on the HTML5 audio and video elements. I cover how to […]

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Specs

The W3C HTML WG decision on RDFa prefixes

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. One HTML WG decision I agree with is the one associated with Issue 120 on RDFa prefixes. Considering that RDFa support in XHTML/HTML to this point has made use of prefixes, I don’t understand why we even contemplated not supporting prefixes just because RDFa is being ported to HTML5. Frankly, it’s […]

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Semantics

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer: RDFa and HTML5’s Microdata

Being a Beatles fan, I must admit to being intrigued about the new Beatles box set that will be available in September. I have several Beatles albums, but not all. None of the CDs I own have been re-mastered or re-mixed, including one of my favorite songs, from Abby Road: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer: Joan was quizzical; Studied pataphysical […]

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Semantics

Arbitrary Vocabularies and Other Crufty Stuff

I went dumpster diving into the microformats IRC channel and found the following: singpolyma – Hixie: that’s the whole point… if you don’t have a defined vocabulary, you end up with something useless like RDF or XML, etc @tantek – exactly Hixie – folks who have driven the design of XML and RDF had “write a generic […]

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Semantics

Pinky and the Markup Brains

What ended up being the ultimate irritation of my brief foray into HTML5 land, is that I found out, after careful perusal of my original use of RDFa, that I wasn’t using it incorrectly. However, by the time I got through listening to all the arguments, back and forth, and round and round, I was […]