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Re: extensibility of role/class/property/rel Re: Security Markup

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 16:32:04 -0500
Message-ID: <44EA2654.9050508@aptest.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
CC: XHTML-Liste <www-html@w3.org>

Karl Dubost wrote:
> It is not a *defined* mechanism.
> The whole point of QNames is disambiguation, not interoperability.
I maintain that the requirements for the interpretation of QName 
namespaces and their associated taxonomies is beyond the scope of 
XHTML.  It would be great if some group were to somehow instrument the 
Internet so that people could define the semantics of their role / 
property / whatever attributes in a machine interpretable way.  Sadly, 
the mechanism for this does not exist.  At the end of the day, all you 
are doing is adding more and more layers of abstraction - the taxonomy 
interpreter, whatever it is, still requires arcane knowledge of 
*something* in order for the interpretation to take place.

If someone tells you otherwise, they are selling something.

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Received on Monday, 21 August 2006 21:32:15 UTC

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