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Re: GRDDL WG: Do not deprecate the profile attribute

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 13:24:21 +0200
To: "Harry Halpin" <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, public-xhtml2@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tx6hyvmusmjzpq@acer3010.lan>

Hi Harry,

A member of the XHTML2 WG, Masataka Yakura, replied to you in July[1] that  
XHTML2 keeps the profile functionality but expresses it with a link  
element. Instead of

	<head profile="http://www.w3.org/...">

you now write

	<head>
		<link rel="profile" href="http://www.w3.org/..."/>

since this is more consistent with how metadata is expressed in XHTML2.

Since we hadn't had a response from you yet, we thought that we would ask  
explicitely if all you need is the profile functionality, and this syntax  
solves your use case, or there is something specific about the  
profile="..." syntax that makes the link syntax unsuitable.

Thanks!

Steven Pemberton
For the XHTML2 WG

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xhtml2/2007Jul/0039

On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 03:02:41 +0200, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>  
wrote:

>
> XHTML2 WG,
>
> I'm Harry Halpin, the Chair of the W3C GRDDL (Gleaning Resource
> Descriptions from Dialects of Language) WG, which is producing a
> technology that allows authors of XHTML and XML documents and
> vocabularies to explicitly license a transform to RDF, and currently has
> Proposed Recommendations of a specification [1] and test-cases[2]. We
> believe this is a mutually beneficial technology for XHTML, XML,
> microformats, and RDF. However, our specification relies on the
> URI-based extensibility of XHTML of the profile attribute of the head
> element.
>
> We are worried, as GRDDL aims to be compatible with XHTML 1 and
> therefore we would like to bring it to the attention of the XHTML2 WG,
> as we would like for GRDDL to remain compatible with future versions of
> XHTML such as XHTML2. However, it appears that XHTML2 is deprecating the
> profile attribute. Is this true? If so, we would like to request it
> *not* be deprecated, but that the profile attribute be kept in XHTML2.
>
> Any reviews or comments should be directed to
> public-grddl-comments@w3.org [3].
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/rdxh/spec
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/td/grddl-tests
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-grddl-comments/
>
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