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Re: Use Visible Metadata was Re: Design Principles

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 16:17:54 -0700
Message-ID: <17932.18722.429672.379828@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: connolly@w3.org
Cc: raman@google.com, mjs@apple.com, murray@muzmo.com, public-html@w3.org


Nothing in life is that simple, see the follow-up discussion.

It's really important to ask "visible to whom?", "and the cost of
making it visible to everyone".



Dan Connolly writes:
 > On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 13:37 -0700, T.V Raman wrote:
 > > I like principle  "use visible metadata as opposed to invisible
 > > metadata".
 > > Please connect it back with the concrete example of microformats
 > > --- and possibly add an additional related principle:
 > > 
 > > Give authors something in return for encoding semantics.
 > 
 > Yes, I think there's a relevant principle is about motivations,
 > costs, and benefits. I often phrase it as
 > 
 >   Data that isn't consumed rots.
 > 
 > Stuff like <link> and <meta> has a place, but the fraud risk
 > is real.
 > 
 > > So: author gives you semantics, you give him some default styling
 > > in return; consequence -- authors who want the styling give you
 > > semantics.
 > > 
 > -- 
 > Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
 > D3C2 887B 0F92 6005 C541  0875 0F91 96DE 6E52 C29E

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