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From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 20:38:03 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <29286295.1209861483413.JavaMail.root@mswamui-thinleaf.atl.sa.earthlink.net>

-----Original Message-----
>From: Aaron Boodman <aa at google.com>
>Sent: May 3, 2008 2:33 PM
>On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 8:13 AM, fantasai <fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net> wrote:
>> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> By contrast, I do not know of any actual need to determine the aspect
>>> ratio of an SVG icon or the duration of a sound icon. I do not know of cases
>>> where HI guidelines for particular platforms would recommend different
>>> choices of icon aspect ratio or sound icon duration. Thus, I suggest we
>>> limit ourselves to adding only the info that is actually known to be needed
>>> at this time. If UI innovation creates a need for more info, we can add it
>>> to the spec then.
>> That's fine, but we shouldn't pick a solution here that requires adding
>> attributes every time we have a similar problem.
>Why? To me it seems much preferable to separate the attributes of an
>object into separate name/value pairs then trying to mash them all
>together into one value.

Perhaps, but it means adding attributes to <link> elements that will only be needed for a single link type.  If the use case for these attributes is strong enough to add special purpose attributes for use with only <link rel=icon> then I dare say that it is strong enough to have a special purpose <icon> element so as to keep user agents from having to deal with nonsense such as <link rel=stylesheet height=32 width=32>
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