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[Bug 14363] Update the registration mechanisms

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Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:26:28 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14363

--- Comment #5 from John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> 2011-10-04 18:26:28 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> There are a couple of problems with what it says currently:
> 
> (a) There is no way defined to parse the list of acceptable names from the
> Wiki.
> (b) Anyone anywhere could, at any time, blank the wiki page and hey presto a
> very large percentage of all HTML 5 documents in the world are suddenly
> invalid.
> (c) It makes the W3C HTML standard dependent on an anonymous third-party
> website.
> 
> (a) in particular is surely a show-stopper.
> 

...and I would add that b) is a highly plausible and very scary scenario as
well. There is zero security in the proposed model if anyone can, at any time,
make modifications unchecked.

Like it or not, certain things require a trusted gate-keeper.

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