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Re: no change proposal for ISSUE-55, but a new plan for @profile

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:55:52 -0800
Message-ID: <63df84f1002191455w31d63947g2b6589097c578263@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Julian,

While I'm still unconvinced of the value of profile, I think this is a
great plan for going forward!

I especially like that this puts RDFa, microdata and @profile on equal
footing, clearly indicating to authors that they are free to choose
whichever mechanism they like the most.

/ Jonas

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:36 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> First of all: apologies for the late response to the call for a change
> proposal for ISSUE-55. The last update for ISSUE-55 was the following
> proposed specification:
>   http://html5.digitalbazaar.com/specs/html5-epb.html
> As you know, most WG members have been very busy the previous week; in
> particular Manu who has been working on getting the RDFa WG up and running.
> At this point, Manu, Tantek, and I do not propose to apply a change to HTML5
> itself. ISSUE-55 can be closed by amicable resolution.
> In the interest of transparency and better communication, we think the
> following is a better path forward and want to give a heads up in case there
> are others with similar interests (or skepticisms).
> We are now discussing a separate extension specification, with a relation to
> HTML5 similar to RDFa-in-HTML and Microdata. This proposed specification
> will be composed of three main sections:
> 1) A normative section, introducing the profile attribute on all elements in
> HTML5.
> 2) An informative section, listing known HTML 4.01 errata regarding the
> profile attribute on the head element
> 3) An informative section, describing how this specification could be
> applied to both previous versions of HTML and XHTML, and other markup
> languages.
> At present there are three supporters of this approach: Tantek, Manu and
> myself.
> We consider the generalization of the profile attribute to all elements to
> be new information and outside the scope of ISSUE-55.
> The proposal also parallels some discussion that has happened in the RDFa
> and microformats communities during the past two years. Namely, allowing the
> profile attribute to exist on all elements as a method for scoping the
> inclusion and definition of vocabularies.
> The draft will be collaboratively and transparently edited at the following
> location:
>   http://microformats.org/wiki/html5-profile
> We hope that a FPWD-ready specification should be complete at the end of
> March, but will only propose a FPWD at that time if we feel that the work is
> ready.
> Best regards, Julian (assisted by Manu and Tantek)
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