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Re: Signing Document and PICS

From: Russell O'Connor <roconnor@math.berkeley.edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 14:05:42 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sun, 8 Apr 2001, Aaron Swartz wrote:

> Russell O'Connor <roconnor@math.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>
> > The question was to name one thing worse about XHTML 1.0 than HTML 4.0.
> > The answer to that is that more illegal documents are valid in
> > XHTML than in HTML 4.0.  There is no disputing this.
>
> Err, XHTML clearly states:
>
> <q cite="http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#prohibitions">

Right, ``a'' elements can't be nested in a legal XHTML, but a validator
cannot enforce this.  In HTML 4.0 or ISO-HTML, a validator does enforce
this condition.  SGML is more expressive than XML, so (in this respect)
HTML 4.0 is better than XHTML.

> Well, as I've already shown it can be embedded in HTML using HTML LINK. If
> you want to do it in HTTP, one convention is to use content negotiation, and
> send the set of RDF metadata to systems that can accept it. This practice is
> documented in the W3C Note:

That's interesting.

I'm thinking I should start my adding

<LINK rev=signs href="...sig"> and then adding a webpage of a profile
describing the semantics the the "signs" relation in my profile
attribute.

Then I can see about improving this, because it would clearly be better if
I use common semantics, rather than making my own.

Do people agree that the above is an acceptable solution, although perhaps
not the best solution?  Or is there something I don't get.

- -- 
Russell O'Connor                           roconnor@math.berkeley.edu
           <http://www.math.berkeley.edu/~roconnor/>
``Paradoxically, a refusal to `put a monetary value on life' means that
life is often undervalued.'' -- Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach


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