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Re: Proposed Additions/Modifications to XHTML 2 Edit Collection

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 08:32:48 +0200 (MEST)
To: Brant Langer Gurganus <brantgurganus2001@cherokeescouting.org>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20629.1052116368@www49.gmx.net>

>     * The "moved" value for the edit attribute should be removed.  Moved
>       content is no more than removing the original content and adding
>       it in its original location.  It is also difficult to communicate
>       where content has been moved.

I agree, in my opinion the 'moved' value only makes sense in combination
with a kind of target/location attribute.

>     * The "changed" attribute should be removed as a change message
>       gives no context of what has been changed.

Dto., IMO only makes sense with a kind of log hint, where changes are

>     * There should be a "changeserver" attribute that defines a URI
>       where changes may be posted.  The URI is up to the original page
>       author.  An example use might be:
>          1. There is a section like the <span editable="editable"
>          2. A user sees that "Suggeston" is misspelled and corrects it.
>          3. When the user navigates away from the page, a message is
>             sent to that e-mail address.

Uh, I see the 'dangerous' implication, in fact that site operators really
calculate on publishing erroneous content which has to be updated by user help
(!), I hope you know what I mean. Thus it implicates -a) site operators are
not able to deliver correct content, and they -b) really need users help --
both important topics related to web credibility... and it reduces the site
owners expertise...

In general, I worry about problems related to an intensive use of the 'edit'
attribute, because it might cause huge traffic, and I think there must be a
border line between operators and users, so do not mix it up.

 Jens Meiert.

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