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Re: ISSUE-55: Re-enable @profile in HTML5 (draft 2)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 10:34:07 +0200
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <378F17C8-6B8E-4BC2-A9DD-93BE04B7C132@iki.fi>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
On Nov 4, 2009, at 06:18, Manu Sporny wrote:

> http://html5.digitalbazaar.com/specs/html5-epb.html
> Changes, as outlined last week[3], include:
> - Removing @version completely

Thank you. You didn't remove it from the informative text, tough. Now  
the informative text looks out of place. I think it would make sense  
to remove the informative text that talk about @version.

> - Defining the new replacement mechanism for @profile as rel="profile"

What problem does this solve?

The reasons against @profile have been that the concept is flawed and  
that even if the concept weren't flawed, having to make profiles apply  
to the whole page is a flaw. How does recasting @profile into a <link>- 
only rel value solve address either conceptual flaws or the  
limitations in being able to scope profiles to only a part of the HTML  

The reasons in favor of @profile have been that GRDDL (etc.) uses it  
already. How does introducing a syntactic transformation that isn't  
recognized by pre-existing GRDDL (etc.) tools help GRDDL (etc.)?

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 4 November 2009 08:34:42 UTC

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