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Re: metadata content

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 12:50:08 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0812241246480.24109@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 24 Dec 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > ...
> > Wikis have full history, if someone vandalises the page, just fix it. It's
> > not difficult. :-)
> It's time consuming -- to work reliably, one essentially needs to 
> monitor all changes.

We already have hundreds of people in this community, this doesn't seem 
like an onerous task. It has worked pretty well for the three extension 
wiki pages used so far.

> > > URIs as identifiers (when chosen properly) already avoid name 
> > > clashes; I don't see why it would make sense to register them in a 
> > > central place.
> > 
> > The registration is not intended to avoid name clashes, doing that is 
> > easy. The registration is meant to provide a way for people to find 
> > out what values mean, so that they can interoperate.
> Which is something URIs-as-identifiers can be good at, too.

It hasn't worked out that well for XML namespaces. You can find all kinds 
of things at the end of namespace declarations seen in Web content, 
including DNS errors.

> And no, I'm not going to participate in yet another process discussion.

I wasn't trying to start one. However, if you're going to say that you 
disagree with something, then the least you can do is actually make sure 
you've raised the relevant points and followed the process appropriately, 
otherwise you're just making noise.

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