Re: Use Visible Metadata was Re: Design Principles

On Wed, 2007-03-28 at 13:37 -0700, T.V Raman wrote:
> I like principle  "use visible metadata as opposed to invisible
> metadata".
> Please connect it back with the concrete example of microformats
> --- and possibly add an additional related principle:
> Give authors something in return for encoding semantics.

Yes, I think there's a relevant principle is about motivations,
costs, and benefits. I often phrase it as

  Data that isn't consumed rots.

Stuff like <link> and <meta> has a place, but the fraud risk
is real.

> So: author gives you semantics, you give him some default styling
> in return; consequence -- authors who want the styling give you
> semantics.
Dan Connolly, W3C
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Received on Thursday, 29 March 2007 22:55:16 UTC