Self-describing Web - media type

Raised by:
Michael Hausenblas
Opened on:
In the 
following is stated:

Note: at this time, drafts of the [RDFa] specification are available, but the 
media-type registration for HTML itself has not been updated to reflect RDFa. 
As described in TAG Finding [AuthoritativeMetadata], conventions like RDFa are 
normative only if provided for in the applicable specification for the media-
type in which they are used. Thus, for RDFa to be fully integrated with 2 The 
Web's Standard Retrieval Algorithm, the HTML and/or XHTML media-type 
registrations must be be updated. Use of RDFa is in any case encouraged in the 
interim until that happens. 

We need to state our position regarding this (feedback to TAG, explicitely 
invite to last call comments, etc.)
Related emails:
  1. Re: RIF: Comments on SKOS Primer (from on 2008-01-25)
  2. Re: RIF: Comments on SKOS Primer (from on 2008-02-04)
  3. ISSUE-85: Self-describing Web - media type (from on 2008-02-15)

Related notes:

2008-05-08: status: The task force has no control over that RFC. The XHTML2 Working Group has informed us that the RFC covers all XTHML family markup languages as it is currently written, and requires no changes to accommodate XHTML+RDFa.

2008-05-19: In response to a related request from the TAG for comments on their Self-Describing Web document, I have sent the following: The Media Type definition indicates that XHTML Family document types can use application/xhtml+xml. The specification defines XHTML+RDFa, a markup language. Further, the specification declares that the document type is in fact part of that family. The specification also (obviously) defines how RDF is embedded in XHTML. So the specification, per force, defines the connection and enables the use use of RDFa in XHTML+RDFa. I have suggested that this closes this issue, and therefore am marking it closed.