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Re: Distributed Extensibility

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 09:51:46 -0500
Message-Id: <9ECC21EC-E254-415A-AD11-BDBAC720A732@robburns.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, public-html@w3.org
To: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>


On Aug 4, 2007, at 9:43 AM, Robert Burns wrote:

> We already encourage extensions in the Web-scale case with the  
> @class attribute and the @class attribute registry. In my view,  
> namespaces are a more elegant extension mechanism than @class  
> attributes. If we had wide-spread namesapce support, we would  
> probably not need the microsyntax approaches that have sprung up  
> (consider the hcard versus the XML/RDF vcard schema). Especially  
> with the extension of CSS into most areas of browser presentation  
> (like the bidi property and display: table, etc), it is more and  
> more possible to express private semantics and present them in  
> publicly consumable ways. Add to that behavioral schema reuse such  
> as XLink or Xinclude and a XML private schema creator could piece  
> together most of HTML out of thin air (though luckily they don't  
> have to).

I meant to include links for the hcard v vcard in xml/rdf):

XML/RDF: <http://www.w3.org/TR/vcard-rdf>
hcard: <http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard>
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