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Re: microformats, profiles, and taking back rel/class names [standardizedFieldValues-51]

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 11:03:42 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0707190203k5b5aa3codf3476f20fc0a2cd@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Harry Halpin" <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, www-archive@w3.org

A couple more suggestions for the parlour game :-)

Did I miss this one already? :

<link rel="http://blah.w3.org/2007/profile"
href="http://www.w3.org/2003/g/data-view" />

(it might  help to tweak the rel slot to be (cdata | uri) )

though perhaps this would be neater:

<link href="http://blah.w3.org/2007/profile" />
<link rel="profile" href="http://www.w3.org/2003/g/data-view" />

As in GRDDL, where http://www.w3.org/2003/g/data-view plays a
bootstrap role, so could the profile term. Here the <link> association
between a document and http://blah.w3.org/2007/profile could be
interpreted as "any <link> elements in this doc with rel="profile"
should be interpreted as identifying Meta Data profiles". One teensy
step more indirection.

After all, the relevant use defined for @profile is:
As a link. User agents may dereference the URI and perform some
activity based on the actual definitions within the profile (e.g.,
authorize the usage of the profile within the current HTML document).
This specification does not define formats for profiles.

So why not use <link> "As a link."? Wouldn't this be consistent with
HTML spec: "User agents may dereference the URI and perform some
activity based on the definitions within the linked document"?

Incidentally, in the discussions I've seen whenever <link> has been
mentioned it's been along with @rel. Although there's the historical
precedent in profiles where the statement is (loosely) <this_doc>
hasProfile <that_doc>, there's also @rev available for the reverse
relationship. It may be that something like <that_doc> appliesTo
<this_doc> might work out neater.



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