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Why profile="" allows only one URI

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 02:24:53 +0100
To: tantek@cs.stanford.edu
Cc: sierk@sierkbornemann.de, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <asv4v1di3rl55citjj3n4ad6dbe6svkah8@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Hi Tantek,

  You remember our discussion around HTML Tidy's lack of support for
multiple URIs in the HTML profile="" attribute. I'm happy to tell you
the HTML Working Group resolved the problem in the XHTML M12N 1.1 PR
by further prohibiting multiple URIs; the rationale they provide is

  "The datatype for the profile was indeed changed to URI in M12N on
  purpose, specifically so that it would be possible to use it as a
  possible means to identify compound document profiles in the future."

    -- http://hades.mn.aptest.com/cgi-bin/voyager-issues/Modularization-abstractions?id=8168

Now, they didn't really change it since it never allowed multiple ones,
but as you can see, in the end my forward-looking refusal to support
multiple ones payed off!

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