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Re: head@profile: another dropped attribute

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 15:23:50 +0100
Message-ID: <498AF676.9090906@malform.no>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
CC: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Karl Dubost 2009-02-05 05.43:
s> Le 4 févr. 2009 à 21:57, Larry Masinter a écrit :
>> From the implementation point of view, there is no cost to <head 
>> profile=""> being conforming. We must support the 
>> HTMLHeadElement.profile property in any case for compatibility. I 
>> would guess the developers of other browsers are similarly agnostic on 
>> this one.
> One way to improve the usability and deployment of
>     <head profile="http://example.org/path/a/profile">
> would be for an authoring tool to download the associated profile 
> information to show the author the possible values.

You say "download" and "show". Would it not be better if by 
"download" we could understand installed/embedded into the 
authoring tool for a particular site? And if by "show" it was 
meant that the predefined classnames (of the spesific profile) was 
made available via pop-up menus etc in the authoring during 
editing of the site? (Somewhat similar to how som authoring tools 
today uses stylesheets the same way - e.g. offering to insert 
'myClass' for P elements if you have defined p.myClass in your 
stylesheet. And of course similar to how authoring tools generally 
know the attribute values of the implied HTML 4 profile.)
leif halvard silli
Received on Thursday, 5 February 2009 14:24:37 UTC

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