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Re: [web-annotation] Allow >1 role per resource

From: Ivan Herman via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 16:13:12 +0000
To: public-annotation@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-158659339-1448122392-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
*As a user* I would think that restricting the number of roles to zero
 or one is too much of a restriction. In any similar situations 
(tagging, usage of ARIA role attribute; in some sense assigning a 
class to a term in RDF) the fact of being able to add several such 
labels seems natural for me.

*As an implementer* I of course see the additional complication. 
However... in my experience, in everyday usage of Javascript (and, as 
an extension, in models using JSON) this type of type overloading is 
fairly widespread. (We have faced similar issues in the case of the 
CSV Metadata vocabulary.) Javascript programmers are pretty much used 
by such checks and branches.

We should give higher priority to the user expectations; within 
reasonable bounds implementers will follows. Ie, I would prefer to 
allow possible more than one role per resource. 

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