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[Bug 12854] I am quite surprised to see that things such as the list of allowed values for the "rel" attribute of the "link" tag (aka. the list of link types) as well as the list of allowed values for the "name" attribute of the "meta" tag are supposed to be listed o

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Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 22:13:02 +0000
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Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> 2011-06-02 22:13:01 UTC ---
Plenty of things rely on registries.  You have to use common sense: if the IETF
registry for MIME types is down due to a network outage at the data center they
use, that doesn't suddenly make all MIME types invalid until it's back up. 
Likewise, if the wiki page is briefly vandalized, wait until it's fixed.  As
Wikipedia demonstrates, things like deleting the page contents don't have to
last long on a wiki.  The microformats wiki has served as a de facto registry
for a long time.

If there turn out to be practical problems with using a wiki for an official
registry, that can be dealt with at the time, possibly by requiring wiki edits
to undergo moderation or similar.  However, there's no reason to worry until it
proves to be a problem in practice.  Other registries (like the MIME type
registry) have tended to be extremely incomplete or out-of-date because of the
difficulty of registering new entries.  It's worth trying to find out if this
way works better.

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