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Re: Getting beyond the ping pong match (was RE: Cleaning House)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 00:27:33 +0300
Message-Id: <AF927A06-F954-4CDF-85E9-7D0F7AE6A46B@iki.fi>
Cc: www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
To: Jukka K.Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>

On May 5, 2007, at 23:30, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> When an author used class="copyright" for whatever reason (styling,  
> scripting, documentation), we have no right to infer that he meant  
> semantics specified for this attribute years later in a draft.

When Google started inferring authority from links, did they ask  
anyone if they had the right?

> (For example, in my page about intellectual rights, I may well have  
> marked parts _discussing_ copyright issues with such an attribute,

I know you have pages discussing copyright but do you really use  
class='copyright' for something other than copyright notices? Do you  
expect the usage of class='copyright' for something other than  
copyright notices to be a common practice to a degree that it would  
be unreasonable to assume that class='copyright' marks a copyright  

Henri Sivonen
Received on Saturday, 5 May 2007 21:27:45 UTC

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