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[Bug 7512] New: suggested "replacement" for head/@profile does not workk

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Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 07:51:44 +0000
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           Summary: suggested "replacement" for head/@profile does not workk
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: julian.reschke@gmx.de
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

In Editor's draft as of 2009-06-07:

"User agents should ignore the profile content attribute on head elements.

When the attribute would be used as a globally unique name, the user agent
should instead always assume that all known profiles apply to all pages, and
should therefore apply the conventions of all known metadata profiles to the

That ignores the fact that one use for specifying profiles is disambiguation.
If a term with the same name is defined in multiple profiles, and the recipient
"knows" them, it can't decide which definition to use in absence of advice from

I agree that disambiguation is one of the weakest points of @profile, but it is
there, and the suggested replacement does not have it.

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