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

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:25:39 +1100
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A393FBD9-3D73-4465-8ACA-B0ABE5A9FE05@mnot.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

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     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Friday, 19 February 2010 05:26:20 UTC

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