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[Bug 14363] Update the registration mechanisms

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Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:45:04 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14363

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
            Summary|Section 4.2.5.2 appears to  |Update the registration
                   |be saying that conformance  |mechanisms
                   |checkers must obtain the    |
                   |list of valid meta names by |
                   |screen-scraping a public    |
                   |wiki? *Seriously*? That's a |
                   |joke, right?                |
  Status Whiteboard|                            |reg
           Severity|normal                      |trivial

--- Comment #2 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-10-03 18:45:02 UTC ---
Not a joke, no. It's in fact the same mechanism as the HTML working group
agreed to use for rel="" values. Welcome to the new Web.

The exact mechanism needs work, but it's not a big problem.

(In reply to comment #1)
> 
> If I show it to a few of my friends via an IRC chat at 2:00 AM, and they all
> agree that it looks good, does that constitute a wide peer review? Can I then
> claim my newly minted metadata name Ratified?

Certainly within that community you should be able to use it, sure. That's
always been the way Web standards work. If you have a community who want to do
something, you just write a spec and agree to it and then within that
community, that's how the technology works. The HTML spec actually calls that
out explicitly; see the last few paragraphs of the "Extensibility" section.

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