W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-webapps@w3.org > October to December 2008

Re: Widget testing

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 23:04:50 +0100
To: "Marcos Caceres" <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <A13B496B-0298-4C88-AE24-9304A8AFD4A7@w3.org>
Cc: "Kai Hendry" <hendry@aplix.co.jp>, public-webapps@w3.org

On 24 Nov 2008, at 22:46, Marcos Caceres wrote:

>> Subject: http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/#the-license
>> Having a optional URI or href whatever for the license would be good.
>> Seems to be some inconsistency between src, uri, url, href btw that
>> you can easily pick up in the relaxng scheme.
>
> I'm not comfortable with adding an optional URI. It implies that a
> license could change on the web without the user knowing about it.
> That really concerns me.

It's not that uncommon to use URIs to identify (well-known) licenses,  
see, e.g.,

   http://www.w3.org/Submission/2008/SUBM-ccREL-20080501/
   http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4946.txt

I'd suggest that it's a good idea to enable this pattern for widgets;  
the issue that you point out (licenses changing after the fact) is one  
that's being dealt with on a social level.

--
Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Monday, 24 November 2008 22:20:14 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 26 March 2013 18:49:28 GMT