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Re: ISSUE-55: Re-enable @profile in HTML5 (draft 2)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 00:04:24 +0100
Message-ID: <4AF359F8.10902@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
Jeremy wrote:

> Leif wrote:
>> Ian hasn't lifted a finger to make rel=profile a valid keyword.
> 
> The process for adding rel values isn't run by Ian. 


See bottom of this letter.

> Anyone can propose  

> rel values but the proposal must then go through either the  
> microformats in order to be accepted or be part of a W3C spec:
> 
> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/RelExtensions


The rules for how to add rel keywords are not fixed until the 
draft has become a standard. In fact, there is an alternative 
process/co-process going on. [1]

 
> Some proposals for new rel values were showing up recently in Bugzilla  
> and I've been trying to point people to that wiki instead.


I had noticed that. But IMHO you were then acting prematurely. 
Amongst other things for the reasons I mentioned above.

 
> Existing work on a rel="profile" proposal can be found here:
> 
> http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-profile

The subject of this thread is the rel="profile" specification [2], 
which has had to be authored outside the HTML 5 spec.

[1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-http-link-header-06
[2] http://html5.digitalbazaar.com/specs/html5-epb
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leif halvard silli
Received on Thursday, 5 November 2009 23:05:00 GMT

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