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Re: head@profile: another dropped attribute

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 09:56:17 +0100
Message-ID: <498AA9B1.3020809@gmx.de>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Larry Masinter wrote:
> ...
> Rather, it seems preferable from a tool and validity point of view to 
> leaving them in the specification as conforming, but marking them  as 
> deprecated; “deprecated” in the sense of “could be dropped in the 
> future”, possibly designating them as SHOULD NOT be used in content, 
> SHOULD BE ignored by browsers.
> ...

Optimally, a "deprecated" comes with instructions what to do instead. 
For instance, if this WG truly believes that link/@rel=profile is better 
than head/@profile, then that should be noted in the spec, and the WG 
should discuss this with current users of head/@profile (specs, tools, 

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 5 February 2009 08:57:03 UTC

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