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Re: Decentralised extensibility idea (ISSUE-41)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 09:22:33 -0700
Message-ID: <dd0fbad1001150822k31534919kd29aa3c4f47e26c1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk> wrote:
>        <html profile="http://example.com/CarML/html5">
> would automatically license class="Car" and associated data-* attributes
> to have their CarML meaning everywhere in the document. So repetition of
> the profile is rarely needed.

It looks like you're saying that the UA either has to retrieve the
resource at the profile URL to know how to extract data from the page,
or has to understand the vocabulary natively and just activates it
when the profile is present.

The first runs into all of the same problems that DOCTYPE retrieval
has.  If this is the case, how are you addressing this?

The second isn't really distributed extensibility, because the
browsers have to support each vocab manually.

Received on Friday, 15 January 2010 16:23:26 UTC

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