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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 16:34:59 +0100
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20091104153459.255660@gmx.net>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Leif wrote:
> ...
> What do you mean by "scoping"? Is the fact that HTML 4 defines 
> that the first URI of the @profile attribute is the "significant" 
> one an example of scoping?
> ...

Maybe.

I was thinking of cases where a profile only applies to part of a document, which could easily happen with syndication.

> And in that regard: A complete switch to @rel=profile seems to me 
> to take away the feature that one of the profile URIs is the 
> "significant" one.

A change to link/@rel=profile would need to define a similar thing then.

> I would like to suggest that @profile is kept fully valid and that 
> it is said to contain the significant profile. The significant 
> profile may (re)define/require additional profiles (see below) as 
> part of its own profile. Thus, if you want to mark the document as 
> "my kind of html", then you should use @profile.

I personally think it should be fully conforming, too (with the proposed errata).

The current proposal is a compromise.

> ...

BR, Julian
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