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microformats, profiles, and taking back rel/class names [standardizedFieldValues-51]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 11:03:37 -0500
To: www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1184601817.4187.341.camel@pav>

Originally, values of @rel and @class were the author's choice,
much like HTTP path names. In both cases, well-known names
have cropped up. rel="tag" and class="vcard" are much like /robots.txt

I suppose the HTML WG has the right to "take back" @rel
and @class values, but I'm uneasy about it.

I still think URI-based extensibility mechanisms are useful,
but I don't have much of an argument to back my intuitions.

Sorry to be so brief; more later, I hope...


Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Monday, 16 July 2007 16:03:48 UTC

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