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Re: Report on testing of the link relations registry

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 13:55:15 -0700
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To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
> Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
> 

Then I suggest someone else makes sure that the formal registry is correct, if the editor is unwilling/unable to do that.

A wiki has all the problems listed below, alas.  A formal registry is a place where you can go to find out what is actually happening, as opposed to wikis, which can gather arbitrary input from arbitrary arbitrary-minded people (not that we have any of those in this community, of course).

On Sep 1, 2010, at 12:03 , Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Sep 2010, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> 
>> Ian, would you consider re-submitting the application data registration 
>> using this set of fields?
> 
> No, my experience was far too painful. I really don't see any value in 
> using an IANA registry for this at this point. The Microformats wiki seems 
> quite sufficient and orders of magnitude easier to deal with (there's no 
> need to wait for someone to approve a tentative registration, for example, 
> you can just edit the wiki and be done; updates can be done as needed, 
> there's no restriction on who can do it; there's far more focus on real 
> world deployment than theoretical spec stability; there's an active 
> community updating the registry on their own without needing people to 
> submit applications for approval, etc).
> 
> -- 
> Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
> http://ln.hixie.ch/       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
> Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
> 

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 1 September 2010 20:55:49 GMT

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