Re: ISSUE-27: rel-ownership - Chairs Solicit Proposals

On 19/02/2010, at 1:48 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> Though it makes me wonder why there is *any* bias towards the inventor or initial implementor of a relation type being the one to register it. Apple invented and was the first to implement <canvas>, but Ian was the first to define it in a spec. That doesn't seem like a problem. As far as I recall, he didn't ask our permission either, nor did he wait to see if we would spec it first.

True, but it always won't be so amicable...

> Likewise, it seems like anyone should be register a relation, so long as the spec for it is consistent with existing public use. What's the reason to have a bias in favor of the originator of a relation type?

Good point. I think there needs to be some small amount of bias, if for courtesy than nothing else, but it's probably overstated ATM. I'll adjust.

Mark Nottingham

Received on Friday, 19 February 2010 05:26:20 UTC