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Re: Decentralised extensibility idea (ISSUE-41)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 17:34:20 +0100
Message-ID: <4B50990C.4070902@gmx.de>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk> wrote:
>>        <html profile="http://example.com/CarML/html5">
>>
>> would automatically license class="Car" and associated data-* attributes
>> to have their CarML meaning everywhere in the document. So repetition of
>> the profile is rarely needed.
> 
> It looks like you're saying that the UA either has to retrieve the
> resource at the profile URL to know how to extract data from the page,
> or has to understand the vocabulary natively and just activates it
> when the profile is present.
> 
> The first runs into all of the same problems that DOCTYPE retrieval
> has.  If this is the case, how are you addressing this?

+1

> The second isn't really distributed extensibility, because the
> browsers have to support each vocab manually.

I disagree that this isn't D.E. You seem to assume the D.E. implies some 
kind of code-on-demand, which IMHO is not what most people think. 
Otherwise XML namespaces wouldn't qualify either.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 15 January 2010 16:35:00 GMT

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