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Re: Report on testing of the link relations registry

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 22:24:17 +0200
Message-ID: <4C8007F1.1080200@gmx.de>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 02.09.2010 22:13, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> ...
> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 9:28 AM, Julian Reschke<julian.reschke@gmx.de>  wrote:
>> I agree that some registries are not complete. I disagree that it's
>> necessarily the IANA's fault. The SVG issue is a nice example for that.
> Whose fault it is is entirely irrelevant for our purposes.  If the
> IANA registry were hard to use because its servers went down on a
> monthly basis due to being struck by meteors because a former IANA
> executive was the subject of a gypsy curse, it would still be hard to
> use, and we would want to look for alternatives.  That it's not their
> fault is no compensation for the fact that it doesn't work.
> ...

It *does* work, but it requires people to actually attempt the 
registration, and potentially fix problems with the registration. That 
is a *feature*.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 2 September 2010 20:25:03 UTC

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