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Re: Approved TAG finding: Authoritative Metadata

From: Hugh Winkler <hughw@wellstorm.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 23:01:47 -0500
Message-ID: <927441b30608182101x10cdf6d1le0504637b99b5f31@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, www-tag@w3.org

On 8/18/06, Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com> wrote:
> You raise an important practical point, but I would imagine that the
> same tool vendors who are doing it wrong now would again mindlessly add
> "authoritative=yes" to their generated headers, regardless of the
> document's actual content type.  Then, to distinguish that misuse from
> really authoritative usage we'd have to add yet another attribute
> "really-authoritative=yes".  And then the same thing would happen all
> over again, and we'd have to add "really-really-authoritative=yes", and
> so on.

Well there's really no incentive for a HTTP or app server vendor to do
that. Doing so wouldn't improve behavior against browsers, while
enabling admins to fine tune their content type authority *would*
improve behavior against browsers.

Received on Saturday, 19 August 2006 04:01:51 UTC

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