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Re: HTML4's profile="" attribute's absence in HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 01:56:20 +0000 (UTC)
To: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805070153400.15395@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 7 May 2008, Karl Dubost wrote:
> 
> Le 7 mai 2008 à 09:35, Ian Hickson a écrit :
> > Summary: profile="" doesn't work in practice so we have dropped it.
> 
> wrong.
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/prrequest

GRDDL limiting itself to only apply to a subset of existing documents is a 
design decision that GRDDL has made, which is fine, but that shouldn't 
constrain the HTML5 design. HTML5 provides ways for GRDDL to hook into 
HTML5 (e.g. using <link rel="grrdl-profile">) if desired.

In practice it isn't at all clear that GRDDL is in any way relevant in the 
real world (much like almost anything related to RDF), and so it isn't 
really an important concern for the development of the HTML language.

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