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Re: Extensibility vs. supporting SVG and MathML

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 11:10:17 +0200
Message-ID: <47F5F079.3090203@gmx.de>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Public MathML mailing list <www-math@w3.org>

Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> Microformats suffer from the central registry.
> 
> 
> Feature, not bug.
> 
> To enable communication between parties who aren't coordinating 
> bilaterally, it's good to have a central bulletin board announcing new 
> vocabularies so that different parties know to adopt the same 
> vocabulary. I'm inclined to think that mechanisms that try to avoid 
> letting others know about the extensions are flawed as they lead to 
> Babelization when different corners of the Web reinvent the wheel 
> instead of checking microformats.org, whatwg.org or w3.org in case the 
> wheel already exists.

Depends on the use case.

It's a feature when it encourages re-use. It's a bug when it prevents 
you from doing what you need to do.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 4 April 2008 09:11:00 GMT

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