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

From: Dr. Olaf Hoffmann <Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:35:47 +0200
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200911041635.48401.Dr.O.Hoffmann@gmx.de>
For example Dublin-Core provides some kind
of meta-profile, referenced with the profile attribute.
http://dublincore.org/documents/2008/08/04/dc-html/

With this one can define the meaning of relations 
in link elements referencing as many profiles as
are needed in a page. Those profiles can for example
define the meaning of the content of the name 
attribute of a meta element or maybe that of a 
prefix for rel or class values to solve the problem
of else unavoidable plurivalences with profiles
of different authors not knowing each others approach.

Well, this approach is not very comfortable,
however it avoids plurivalences within the possibilities
of HTML4, if at least the profile attribute is available.

If HTML5 removes profile, one finally has to define
an alternative version 'HTML5+profile' additionally to apply 
the Dublin-Core approach to HTML5 - what is finally not
necessarily bad. As long as HTML5 has no version indication
either, one can simply add this in the same approach
to get HTML5 applicable at all ;o)


Olaf
Received on Wednesday, 4 November 2009 15:38:19 UTC

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