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Re: SPAM-LOW: Re: VisibleMetadata

From: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 21:36:05 -0400
Message-ID: <4609C685.8040003@mikeschinkel.com>
To: Alexander Graf <a.graf@aetherworld.org>
CC: Murray Maloney <murray@muzmo.com>, public-html@w3.org

Alexander Graf wrote:
> Visible metadata follow the DRY Principle (Wikipedia, as always, has 
> more). The benefit is that you
> don't have to edit data in two places at the same time. Trust has its 
> part too. But read more on Wikipedia...
That is true only part of the time. There is a good amount of potential 
invisible metadata that would not be duplicated in the visible HTML. For 
example, a <link> header that identified support for a particular set of 
classes and ids would not be duplicated metadata but would be invisible.

-Mike Schinkel
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Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2007 05:32:27 UTC

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