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Re: Proposed Design Principles

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 13:46:15 -0700
Message-ID: <17930.54295.550017.494899@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: jjb@ibiblio.org
Cc: public-html@w3.org


+1 on extensibility --- forcing everything in as non-optional
leads to bloatware.

Additionally, there needs to be some architectural framework for
language extensibility that is symmetrically mirrored on the UA
side 
i.e. as you deploy a language extension, there needs to be a
reliable mechanism for the UA to discover what plugin or UA
extension would handle the newly introduced language extension.

John Joseph Bachir writes:
 > 
 > 
 > On Tue, 27 Mar 2007, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
 > 
 > > http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ProposedDesignPrinciples
 > >
 > > I'd appreciate feedback on these. Are any important principles missing? 
 > > Are any of these wrong? Do they need refinement?
 > 
 > How about "optional extensibility is more important than new features".
 > 
 > Instead of introducing new features, introduce a system by which users may 
 > add their own features.
 > 
 > Yes, I dream of syntactic macros in HTML.
 > 
 > But my fantasies aside, I think some note about the value of extensibility 
 > should be included.
 > 
 > -- 
 > John Bachir
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