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RE: [newsml] Labels

From: Misha@w3.org, Wolf@w3.org, <Misha@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 09:13:28 +0000
Message-ID: <C01BC7CCA95AE349A558F2BD8F97090C0135E4F2@palex.panews.press.net>
To: "'newsml@yahoogroups.com'" <newsml@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org

> From the very start of the work on NewsML 2, Reuters made quite
> clear our requirement for markup in labels, going beyond the
> markup permitted in NewsML 1.x Newslines (the Origin element).
> This requirement was extensively discussed by the NewsML WP and
> was included in the NewsML 2 Business Requirements [1] which
> were unanimously approved at the IPTC's recent meeting in
> Amsterdam:

Then, as Christian points out, there is a contradiction in the Business

> I do, however, profoundly object to News providers who do not
> require markup in their labels telling other News providers
> that they should not be delivering the rich data that their
> customers require. Reuters has been delivering marked up
> headlines for many years (ie long before we created NewsML
> and gave it to the IPTC) and we are not going to stop doing so now.

Firstly, let me make it clear that when I post to this list, I do not speak
for the Press Association unless I explicitly say I am doing so - I am
merely offering what little expierience I have to the community as a whole.

In response, I simply turn that point around: since the dominant opinion
here seems to be that rich markup is not wanted in labels, *I* [speaking
personally] object to a single large agency attempting to force their
overengineered requirements onto the rest of the community. If Reuters (and
its customers) have a need which they are currently fulfilling, maybe they
should continue to do so in the way they are currently doing.


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