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Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 13:46:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4A9BB82E.9020400@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Aug 31, 2009, at 14:38, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
>> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>>> ...
>>> Now I'm confused by your argument. Why do *recipients* need anything 
>>> more than the processing requirements given by HTML5?
>>> ...
>>
>> Not everything is a processing requirement (for instance, when an 
>> element carries certain semantics which do not actually affect 
>> processing in a UA).
> 
> 
> What are semantics that don't trigger any observable processing in any 
> UA good for? When you say "recipient", do you mean a person or a piece 
> of software?

It might trigger observable processing in *some* recipients.

Are you trying to say that we should remove all "semantic" elements if 
they do not have precise UA processing requirements?

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 31 August 2009 11:47:36 GMT

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