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Re: Possible *third* proposal for ISSUE-41 Distributed Extensibility

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 02:14:26 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTMLwg WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1003310212420.4116@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 30 Mar 2010, Sam Ruby wrote:
> 
> License information is an example of annotation that is added to web 
> pages which is meant to be parsed software that is independent of the 
> site.  Some believe that RDFa is the way to capture such annotation. 
> Some believe that Microdata is the way to capture such.  I don't happen 
> to believe that there is one true way.

We're far more likely to make the Web a useful place if there is one true 
way, whatever that way is.

Not having one true way is the same as not having interoperability. That's 
a bad thing. It's what working groups like this one are intended to 
prevent. If the use case for "ISSUE-41 Distributed Extensibility" 
mechanisms is explicitly to make it possible to do things that don't have 
interoperability, then I for one would consider that a step backwards. 
That's an anti-goal.

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