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Re: Decentralised extensibility idea (ISSUE-41)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 19:31:18 +0100
Message-ID: <4B50B476.6010707@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>
Julian Reschke wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM, Julian Reschke 
>> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>>> Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>
>> I'm making a slightly subtler point.  Microdata, RDFa, and even XML
>> Namespaces can all be processed with a generic processor that has no
>> information about the actual vocabularies being used.  You can just
>> say "Find me all the items/triples/namespaced elements on the page",
>> and it can do it.  Thus the extensibility granted by these
>> technologies is distributed, as no central authority has to recognize
>> and bless your vocab for it to be processable by generic tools.
>> ...
> 
> Understood.
> 
> This is the well-known issue of @profile allowing to signal the presence 
> of a specific extension, but being able to identify where exactly it is 
> used; so it doesn't disambiguate.
> ...

s/allowing/not allowing/

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 15 January 2010 18:32:00 GMT

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