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Re: HTML:html@profile

From: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>
Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 17:49:56 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.1.6.2.20070508174740.02031f60@mail.muzmo.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>,public-html@w3.org

At 06:12 AM 5/9/2007 +1000, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

>The profile attribute (which was actually defined for the head element in 
>HTML4) is, in practice, useless.
>
>Microformats defined profile URIs for many of their formats.  But in 
>practice, there are many sites that don't bother using them properly, if 
>at all, and more importantly, there are also many tools available that are 
>able to work with the microformats, without even checking if it's present.
>
>So such real world usage and implementation experience indicates that the 
>profile attribute is not necessary, and so it shouldn't be included in HTML5.

Thanks for your opinion on that. I just spent several months working on GRDDL
with Dan Connolly and others. If you are right. We may have wasted a lot of 
time,
so I wonder whether you would give it another look and consider how it 
could work
with the help of the browser makers.
Received on Tuesday, 8 May 2007 22:07:27 UTC

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