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Re: Comments on HTML WG face to face meetings in France Oct 08

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:21:55 -0800
Message-ID: <492234D3.5070606@metalab.unc.edu>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Elliotte Harold wrote:
>>> data:text/xml,%3C?xml-stylesheet%20href=%22data:text/css,*{font-weight:bold}%22?%3E%3Croot%3Etext%20%3Couter%3Eouter%20%3Cinner%3Einner%3C/outer%3E 
>>>
>>
>> Up to the application. Feed that URL to any app you like. The app 
>> defines what should be done with it. Feed it to a browser, you'll get 
>> one thing. Feed it to an app that wants to do somethint else, you'll 
>> get something else.
> 
> That's not acceptable from my point of view, basically.
> 

Doesn't matter. It's what happens anyway.

The idea that the document producer has any ability or right to specify 
the behavior of a consuming application is a fiction. Consumers will do 
with the data you send them what seems best to them.

-- 
Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
Refactoring HTML Just Published!
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