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Re: Widget testing

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 22:53:44 +0000
Message-ID: <b21a10670811241453x78b67bcam893a61c977cbd460@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Thomas Roessler" <tlr@w3.org>
Cc: "Kai Hendry" <hendry@aplix.co.jp>, public-webapps@w3.org

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 10:04 PM, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org> wrote:
> 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.
>

Grumble, grumble... alright, I'll add it... but I still don't like it :)

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Marcos Caceres
http://datadriven.com.au
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