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Re: Revisiting Authoritative Metadata

From: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:18:26 -0700
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Cc: John Kemp <john@jkemp.net>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20130225111826.51aef2e8500ff6b28c062823@bisonsystems.net>
Robin Berjon wrote:
> But last I checked the vast majority of web servers (not to mention 
> server-side application frameworks) shipped with one. That's often
> where the problem comes from in the first place.

Sounds like just the sort of problem the TAG could address, without
changing the architecture to least-common-denominator.

> I wonder how much would break if such defaults were removed.

I wonder how long it would take webhosts to properly configure their
servers, once their customers start asking them why their sites no
longer work.  I further wonder if this wouldn't trigger some much-
needed weeding out of incompetents in the webhosting market.

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