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Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-82 (Profile-Disambiguation), was: ISSUE-82 - profile-disambiguation - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2010 18:21:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4BBCB0EF.1000807@gmx.de>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
On 07.04.2010 18:02, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> ...
> Why not simply remove any and all mention of @profile from the HTML5
> specification? This way the separate @profile spec that is being
> developed (right?) has the freedom to define anything it wants. This
> would put @profile on par with RDFa and Microdata.
> ...

I think the answer to this is that the spec still wants to define the 
DOM IDL attribute (which I actually missed when I claimed that there was 
no required implementation behavior).

Thus, we'd still need:

-- snip --
interface HTMLHeadElement {
            attribute DOMString profile;

The profile IDL attribute of the head element must reflect the content 
attribute of the same name, as if the attribute's value was just a 
string. (In other words, the value is not resolved in any way on getting.)
-- snip --

I'd be ok with this, avoiding misleading statements about what @profile 
is for, and delegating the documentation to a proper spec.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 7 April 2010 16:21:40 UTC

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