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Re: The harm that can come if the W3C supports publication of competing specs

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:10:46 +0100
Message-ID: <4B52D416.1090105@gmx.de>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> ...
> Both want to support metadata.  I think MediaWiki should support
> metadata, for instance, and believe it should be in microdata format.
> I could just as easily have argued that we shouldn't support any kind
> of metadata, but I didn't, since I don't believe that.  Likewise, if
> Ian really disagreed with the idea of metadata in HTML, he could have
> refused to accept any metadata format into the spec, instead of
> accepting one and trying to promote it over the competitor.  The same
> goes for all the implementers who've said they want to implement
> microdata but not RDFa.
> ...

He didn't "accept" one; he made up^h^h^h^h^h^h^h^hdesigned a new one and 
put that in.

> ...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Sunday, 17 January 2010 09:11:21 UTC

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