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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 19:25:29 +0200
Message-ID: <48973B89.1000407@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>, 'Ian Hickson' <ian@hixie.ch>, 'Sam Ruby' <rubys@us.ibm.com>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> 
> 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.

Justin later stated that he was just looking for confirmation that no 
lookups are intended.

I agree that sometimes people get this wrong, and that's why it's a good 
idea to clearly state what the intended behavior is.


BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 4 August 2008 17:26:14 UTC

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