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Re: New requirement - Simplifying Meta Data Profile

From: Denis Boudreau (WebConforme) <dboudreau@webconforme.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 12:07:19 -0400
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: sajid saiyed <sajid.saiyed@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-id: <384A6C11-5B98-4677-83D3-1F83E479D285@webconforme.com>

Hi people,

> The cost of changing HTML is very, very high. Writing specs is a  
> tiny part of it. There's also testing and coding. But even those  
> are mostly one-time efforts. The biggest cost
> I see is training. Consider the cost of updating all the books and  
> course materials on HTML. I gather it takes 3 times as long to  
> change a habit as to make one, and there are already established  
> habits and tools around the <meta> element.

Extremely valid point. Considering this then, what are the parameters  
within which are we planning to "reform" HTML?

To me, there can hardly be a more severe shift than the one that  
occured when XHTML 2.0 came out, compared to version 1.0 - in terms  
of costs and collateral impacts, this seems a lot tougher than  
considering changes to the meta element, isn't it?

Denis Boudreau,

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