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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 17:26:16 +0200
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <18BCA7D9-A93B-4B36-B0B3-99141E96BD95@iki.fi>
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
On Nov 4, 2009, at 17:08, Julian Reschke wrote:

>>>> What problem does this solve?
>>> It solves the same problem that head/@profile solves;
>> What's the point of introducing new syntax if it solves the same
>> problem as the old syntax?
> If HTML5 hadn't removed head/@profile we probably wouldn't have this  
> discussion.

The syntax isn't the reason why HTML5 rejects @profile. HTML5 rejects  
the concept. Recasting the concept into superficially different syntax  
doesn't really address the reason of rejection.

> The win is small, I can only think of:
> - by using link/a/@rel profiles could be made scope. (needs work)

Ah. This is prohibited by the draft, though.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 4 November 2009 15:26:58 UTC

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