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RE: ISSUE-41: extensibility change proposal advocates

From: Tony Ross <tross@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:01:42 +0000
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <0BE6C9F65034784C8E2852B6F303DA173ECCE4A7@TK5EX14MBXC112.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> 5. Change Proposal: There is no problem and the proposed remedy is to
> change nothing http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2010Mar/0030.html

Microsoft's position on ISSUE-41 is as follows:

* We think distributed extensibility is a desirable feature for HTML. We outlined
  some of the use cases in our submission last year and in the discussions since.

* There is already some support for extensibility in the language [1] but there is
  no way to easily extend the grammar of HTML to incorporate other XML-based languages.

* We think current extension points can be used to address the most common use cases
  and so we don't think it is a priority to solve the others in this version of HTML,
  especially as there doesn't appear to be a clear consensus for a single approach.

* At this time, we therefore support proposal 5, not because we think there is no problem,
  but because we think it isn't important enough to justify changes at this time. We
  would also like to encourage the editor to incorporate the guidance note we proposed in
  bug 9828 [2].

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0796.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9828
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