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Re: Issue 31c: Meta generator

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 08:18:18 -0400
Message-ID: <4FB78F8A.8010603@intertwingly.net>
To: public-html@w3.org
CC: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
On 05/19/2012 04:01 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2012-05-19 09:43, Daniel Glazman wrote:
>> ...
>>> Do you have any opinion or knowledge of what other tool vendors might
>>> do under this same circumstance?
>>
>> In short, you're asking tool vendors to remove the only hint in the
>> markup that will let the viewer of the source of a given page know that
>> the page was created by their tool?-) Honestly, no, I don't want to
>> remove that and I suspect other editing tool vendors will have the
>> same opinion, at first glance. The HTML WG will have to be extremely
>> persuasive to change that opinion, IMHO...
>> And I don't see why it should have to be persuasive. HTML5 is here to
>> make html grow on the basis on common practice. Common practice is that
>> the generator meta tag is used w/o constraints at this time. Adding
>> constraints to it seems to me contrary to the design of html5 and the
>> needs of the industry.
>> ...
>
> Absolutely. I use the generator information to embed version information
> (which version of my XSLT code, and run by which XSLT processor); this
> is extremely useful when trying to find out where problems in a
> generated page come from.
>
> I do not plan to change this; even if this means that no alt checking
> will take place in the future.

In case anybody missed it, these are statements by authors, and can 
certainly be cited by request to reopen based on new information.

> Best regards, Julian

- Sam Ruby
Received on Saturday, 19 May 2012 12:18:53 UTC

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