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Re: Revisiting Authoritative Metadata (was: The failure of Appendix C as a transition technique)

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:52:31 -0500
Message-ID: <CALcoZipN8U18L91AqnDDkWOtG8ggAJhBic-amHrAbEoPuFeRew@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 4:22 AM, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org> wrote:
> On 22/02/2013 08:22 , Larry Masinter wrote:
>> Perhaps the TAG finding on "Authoritative metadata" needs to be
>> re-reviewed and made into a consensus Req (and snwiffing between
>> XHTML and HTML disallowed).
> I would support the TAG revisiting the topic of Authoritative Metadata, but
> with a view on pointing out that it is an architectural antipattern.
> Information that is essential and authoritative about the processing of a
> payload should be part of the payload and not external to it. Anything else
> is brittle and leads to breakage.

Robin, could you please back up those bold claims, perhaps by pointing
out the problems with the current "Why embedded metadata is less
authoritative" section?


>From my POV, that section doesn't go far enough in explaining the
problems with embedded metadata. In particular it fails to point out
the security problems with format masquerading.

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