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Re: Issue 31c: Meta generator

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 15:12:07 +0200
Message-ID: <4FB79C27.4080804@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Le 19/05/12 14:26, Leif Halvard Silli a écrit :

>> A proof of something that is only recently specified and not implemented
>> by any editing tool yet? You're serious?
> Indeed, since this is what I understand the co-chairs would like to
> see. However, I agree that it is difficult to document *now* - and
> *later* too.

"difficult" is really a bit of an euphemism here. Asking for a proof or
metrics for something totally new, never implemented, implementing a
change potentially impacting a rather larger variety of tools and users
is not only pointless, but shows a seriously flawed process.

We have:

   1. common practice (the meta generator is only used for marketing)
   2. impact on editing tools and filters (I suspect none will change
      or only a minority and I suspect you'll never really know)
   3. impact on web authors (most won't care IMHO)
   4. impact on users (that's where there's a disagreement AFAIU)

That's all we have. No evidences, no metrics, just thoughts,
nothing more.

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