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RE: [whatwg] Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:41:45 +0200
To: "'Dan Brickley'" <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: "'Julian Reschke'" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'Ben Adida'" <ben@adida.net>, "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'Bonner, Matt'" <matt.bonner@hp.com>, "'Tab Atkins Jr.'" <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "'Henri Sivonen'" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <63334399839D431ABA155ADCF9C6A07C@POCZTOWIEC>

If metadata are useless, it is fine not to use them.  However, they should
never go into content; the browser could display them as document properties
on demand instead in order that humans could keep them up to date.  The
reason is that having metadata in content results in circular dependency:
content is licensed by a license that is contained in the content, in
particular the license statement itself is licensed by the same license.
This is illogical.
Chris
Received on Monday, 25 August 2008 09:43:20 UTC

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