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Re: GRDDL and HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 01:44:28 +0000 (UTC)
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "public-grddl-comments@w3.org" <public-grddl-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808250116420.19930@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, Danny Ayers wrote:
> 2008/8/22 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>:
> > On Fri, 22 Aug 2008, Dan Connolly wrote:
> >>
> >> But in GRDDL and HTML5, Ian Hickson, editor of HTML 5, advocates
> >> dropping the profile attribute of the HTML head element in favor of
> >> rel="profile" or some such.
> >
> > Actually my proposal is just to drop it altogether and just assume it 
> > is present and lists all the values that you would otherwise have 
> > recognised.
> 
> Sorry Ian, I can't understand how that might work in practice. Without 
> pre-awareness through registries or another predefined way of looking 
> things up (like URIs + HTTP)...well how? Where is the list?

The same place the list is with GRDDL used on pages that use the official 
profile="" values. GRDDL relies on the target of the profile="" page 
having a special reference to something that says how to process that 
file, right? Well those pages rarely will have that information (e.g. the 
XFN profile page doesn't), so whatever mechanism is used to work around 
that should just always assume that all the profiles are available.

Or, you could use some GRDDL-specific link, e.g. <link 
rel=transformation>, to do it, if you are willing to limit GRDDL's 
usefulness to pages that are expecting GRDDL to be used on them.

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