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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:00:15 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <F9090932-865C-4E1B-B06E-4DC39B6188F9@apple.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

Thanks for the update, Julian. I think it would be acceptable to close  
ISSUE-55 by amicable resolution, and put forward an extension spec for  
@profile at a later time. Proposed new Working Drafts do not require  
an open ISSUE. Question: does this same approach also apply to  
ISSUE-82 profile-disambiguation?


On Feb 19, 2010, at 12:36 PM, Julian Reschke 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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