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[Bug 7862] New: Support Extended Processing Behavior via @profile/@version

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Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 20:30:58 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
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           Summary: Support Extended Processing Behavior via
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://html5.digitalbazaar.com/specs/html5-epb.html
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: blocker
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: msporny@digitalbazaar.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

I am filing this bug at the request of the Chairs of the HTML WG, after rough
group consensus was demonstrated, to address the @profile in HEAD issue in
light of the new HTML5-EPB draft. There were no objections to attempt to
address the issue on the telecon held on the October 8th, 2009 telecon.

The issue concerns the treatment of @profile in the current HTML5 Working
Draft. The current WD obsoletes @profile, replacing it with rel="profile". This
technically invalidates parser triggering behavior in technologies that are
currently deployed, namely: eRDF, Microformats, GRDDL, DCHTML, and XHTML+RDFa.

A secondary concern is that @profile was obsoleted without specifying a
reasonable replacement.

I have, along with the help of Julian, attempted to create a reasonable
replacement for @profile (triggering extended processing behavior) while
ensuring a clear transition path to the new mechanism:


I'm submitting this as a request to Ian to integrate these changes into the
main HTML5 specification. Further details on the discussion related to
addressing ISSUE-55 can be found on that bug tracker page:


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