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[Bug 7862] Support Extended Processing Behavior via @profile/@version

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--- Comment #10 from Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  2009-10-21 07:12:14 ---
(In reply to comment #9)
> (In reply to comment #8)
> > The key here is that use of @profile, required by specs such as GRDDL and
> > DC-HTML, should not cause a validator error *or* warning.
> 
> Then it would seem that another possible solution is for them to work with
> validator maintainers to add specific validation support for GRDDL and DC-HTML
> to validators. Or I think a lot of people would argue that an perhaps better

I don't think that solution scales. Is anybody who continues to use a now
invalid element/attribute supposed to speak to *every* validator implementor?

Also, unless that's the default validation mode I really don't see how that
would help with the issue.

> solution for them to consider amending or updating their specs to not include
> @profile at all.

Which sort-of requires us, as the HTML WG, to propose a replacement first. The
"proposal" in HTML5 does not work (see separate bug).


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