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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 08:50:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909030849040.26930@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > ...
> > > > what features are lacking these requirements?
> > > I will look for more, but for now, let's just get those two attributes
> > > defined.
> > 
> > Which two attributes? I'm not aware of anything that's lacking suitable
> > conformance criteria. Since I fixed <head profile> and <meta scheme>, I've
> > not heard anyone list for any other features that need work.
> 
> Are you referring to:
> 
> "User agents should ignore the profile content attribute on head elements.
> 
> When the attribute would be used as a globally unique name, the user agent
> should instead always assume that all known profiles apply to all pages, and
> should therefore apply the conventions of all known metadata profiles to the
> document.
> 
> When the attribute's value would be handled as a URL and dereferenced, the
> user agent may resolve the attribute's value, and if that is successful, may
> then fetch the resulting absolute URL and apply the appropriate processing.
> 
> The profile IDL attribute of the head element must reflect the content
> attribute of the same name."
> 
> ?
> 
> That's not a definition of what head/@profile is. Sorry.

It is. Sorry.

(Could you be more specific? What processing is this missing?)


> And it's incorrect in that it talks about a single URI, not a set of 
> URIs.

HTML4 defined it as taking a single URI.

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