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

Maciej Stachowiak, Sat, 20 Feb 2010 21:05:25 -0800:
> On Feb 19, 2010, at 11:50 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 20.02.2010 01:00, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> 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?
>>> ...
>> That's a good question.
>> ISSUE-82 in turn is related to ISSUE-53. If the re-registration of 
>> text/html excludes HTML4 validity, then yes, HTML5 will not only 
>> need to make @profile conforming but also define it.
> Let me be a little more specific. I am assuming that the separate 
> @profile spec will effectively define how profile may be used for 
> disambiguation. Do we also need a change to HTML5 itself, or to any 
> other draft? Or will this be covered  sufficiently by the new profile 
> spec?
> * If we need a separate change to HTML5 for ISSUE-82 -- then we need 
> a Change Proposal.
> * If we do not need a separate change to HTML5, and what the profile 
> spec says should be sufficient -- then we should probably close 
> ISSUE-82 by amicable resolution in the same way as ISSUE-55.
> Which of these do you think is the correct way to handle it? I'd also 
> welcome input from Tantek, Julian, or anyone else. Here is a link to 
> ISSUE-82:

Jonas said that he supports the new direction (with a separate profile 
spec) because it placed RDFa, microdata and @profile on the same level, 
so to speak. However, the spec doesn't say about RDFa or Microdata that 
user agents should ignore them. So I think that the spec must be 
changed from saying "ignore" to something else. Either to something 
"positive" but perhaps better to something neutral which leaves the 
details to a separate spec. I think that what Julian concludes in 
comment #9 of bug 7512 is pretty neutral.
leif halvard silli

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