[cc-community] CC Licensing Code Does Not validate according to HTML/XHTML

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Tue Oct 6 14:44:23 EDT 2009


On Tuesday 06 Oct 2009 19:51:06 Nathan Yergler wrote:
> Hi Shlomi,
> 
> I'm not sure about the validation question; you might ask on the rdfa
> community list (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdfa/) --
> my impression is that there are people there doing work with
> modularlization.

OK, thanks.

> 
> Thanks for the pointer to the JoS article.  We're currently looking at
> how to improve the license chooser and we'll try to include
> information there about XHTML+RDFa (and why we use it).

You're welcome. :-)

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

> 
> Thanks again!
> 
> Nathan
> 
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Shlomi Fish <shlomif at iglu.org.il> wrote:
> > Hi Nathan!
> >
> > Thanks for your response.
> >
> > On Friday 02 Oct 2009 20:27:53 Nathan Yergler wrote:
> >> Hi Shlomi,
> >>
> >> The markup we generate uses RDFa to encode the attribution information
> >> and other details in a machine readable fashion.  This information can
> >> be used in a variety of manners; our deeds, for example, use it to
> >> display attribution information for the page a visitor came from.
> >>
> >> You can find information on making XHTML + RDFa validate at
> >> http://rdfa.info/wiki/How-to-validate.
> >
> > Thanks! I added the proper CC-by-nc-sa code to:
> >
> > http://www.shlomifish.org/humour/Blue-Rabbit-Log/ideas.xhtml
> >
> > and it now validates. I plan to add it to more places on my site.
> >
> > Now two things:
> >
> > 1. Do you know how I can do a mixed XHTML+MathML+SVG+RDFa markup? I have
> > some MathML code at, for example:
> >
> > http://www.shlomifish.org/MathVentures/bugs-in-square-mathml.xhtml
> >
> > 2. You may wish to add a note about this somewhere on the
> > "choose-a-licence" page to avoid people like me asking more questions
> > about it in the future. As Joel on Software notes here -
> > http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/customerservice.html - one should
> > "Fix everything two ways".
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> >        Shlomi Fish
> >
> >> Nathan
> >>
> >> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Shlomi Fish <shlomif at iglu.org.il> wrote:
> >> > Hi all!
> >> >
> >> > I think Creative Commons is a commendable effort - I enjoy and re-use
> >> > a lot of its licensed art and resources, and have also licensed a lot
> >> > of stuff I created under CC licences - see the various sections of
> >> > http://www.shlomifish.org/ for more information. [Reuse] Thanks for
> >> > all your work on it.
> >> >
> >> > {{{{
> >> > [Reuse] - I'm not sure if I have seen any significant derived works
> >> > (except for someone mirroring my Public Domain "Perl for Newbies"
> >> > presentations, and keeping their copy horribly out-of-date, and
> >> > naturally a lot of wiki stuff), but I'm hopeful that people will be
> >> > able to re-use and re-mix them. }}}}
> >> >
> >> > When I choose from http://creativecommons.org/choose/ the licence
> >> > CC-by- unported I'm getting the following markup:
> >> >
> >> > {{{{{{
> >> > <a rel="license"
> >> > href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"><img alt="Creative
> >> > Commons License" style="border-width:0"
> >> > src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br
> >> > /><span xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
> >> > href="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text" property="dc:title"
> >> > rel="dc:type">Foo Bar</span> by <a
> >> > xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#"
> >> > href="http://www.shlomifish.org/" property="cc:attributionName"
> >> > rel="cc:attributionURL">Shlomi Fish</a> is licensed under a <a
> >> > rel="license"
> >> > href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/">Creative Commons
> >> > Attribution 3.0 Unported License</a>.<br />Based on a work at <a
> >> > xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
> >> > href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/"
> >> > rel="dc:source">www.shlomifish.org</a>.<br />Permissions beyond the
> >> > scope of this license may be available at <a
> >> > xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#"
> >> > href="http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/"
> >> > rel="cc:morePermissions">http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/</a>
> >> > }}}}}}
> >> >
> >> > The problem is that it does not validate, not even according to XHTML5
> 

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