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Microsoft's position on HTML extensibility

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 13:38:46 -0400
Message-ID: <4C66D4A6.2070008@arcanedomain.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Tony Ross posted on behalf of Microsoft a note [3], which I take to convey 
a change in Microsoft's suggested direction on extensibility for HTML 5:

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From: Tony Ross <tross@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 21:01:42 +0000
To: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" 
<public-html@w3.org>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, 
Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: 
<0BE6C9F65034784C8E2852B6F303DA173ECCE4A7@TK5EX14MBXC112.redmond.corp.microsoft.>

 > 5. Change Proposal: There is no problem and the proposed remedy is to
 > change nothing 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2010Mar/0030.html

Microsoft's position on ISSUE-41 is as follows:

* We think distributed extensibility is a desirable feature for HTML. We 
outlined
   some of the use cases in our submission last year and in the discussions 
since.

* There is already some support for extensibility in the language [1] but 
there is
   no way to easily extend the grammar of HTML to incorporate other 
XML-based languages.

* We think current extension points can be used to address the most common 
use cases
   and so we don't think it is a priority to solve the others in this 
version of HTML,
   especially as there doesn't appear to be a clear consensus for a single 
approach.

* At this time, we therefore support proposal 5, not because we think there 
is no problem,
   but because we think it isn't important enough to justify changes at 
this time. We
   would also like to encourage the editor to incorporate the guidance note 
we proposed in
   bug 9828 [2].

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Feb/0796.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9828
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Noah

[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Aug/0116.html
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