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Re: Issue 31c: Meta generator

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 10:01:49 +0200
Message-ID: <4FB7536D.8080008@gmx.de>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org
On 2012-05-19 09:43, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> ...
>> Do you have any opinion or knowledge of what other tool vendors might
>> do under this same circumstance?
>
> In short, you're asking tool vendors to remove the only hint in the
> markup that will let the viewer of the source of a given page know that
> the page was created by their tool?-) Honestly, no, I don't want to
> remove that and I suspect other editing tool vendors will have the
> same opinion, at first glance. The HTML WG will have to be extremely
> persuasive to change that opinion, IMHO...
> And I don't see why it should have to be persuasive. HTML5 is here to
> make html grow on the basis on common practice. Common practice is that
> the generator meta tag is used w/o constraints at this time. Adding
> constraints to it seems to me contrary to the design of html5 and the
> needs of the industry.
> ...

Absolutely. I use the generator information to embed version information 
(which version of my XSLT code, and run by which XSLT processor); this 
is extremely useful when trying to find out where problems in a 
generated page come from.

I do not plan to change this; even if this means that no alt checking 
will take place in the future.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 19 May 2012 08:02:20 UTC

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