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Re: Extensibility strategies, was: Deciding in public (Was: SVGWG SVG-in-HTML proposal)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 19:35:38 +0300
Cc: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'Sam Ruby'" <rubys@us.ibm.com>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BC28A13F-F1A0-4430-9D7D-8A46523D12FF@iki.fi>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>

On Aug 2, 2008, at 09:53, Justin James wrote:

>>> If you wanted to disambiguate your "price" from other people's,  
>>> you could
>>> use a URI instead:
>>>
>>>   <p>The peas cost <span class="http://ns.intertwingly.net/price"> 
>>> $7.99</span>.</p>
>>> ...
>>
>> Hey, that's an interesting proposal. I haven't seen that before.
>
> Would using an URI trigger any other behavior, like downloading  
> something from that URI and taking action upon it? Not saying it  
> *should*, just curious if the proposal does that or not.


The very fact that URI-based extensibility inspires that question is a  
problem with URI-based extensibility.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
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