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

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 17:21:25 -0400
Message-ID: <e9dffd640707161421t5d531f81mf673d347cc13bb49@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Harry Halpin" <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>

On 7/16/07, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org> wrote:
> If @profile is lost, and if @rel and @class are given a single
> centralized repository with *no* way to extend HTML in a principled
> manner, you are breaking decentralization of the Web, period.

The Web currently uses several registries; DNS, media types, various
HTTP parameters (methods, response codes, etc..), URI schemes.

I agree it's a bit fuzzy in this case whether centralized or
decentralized names (or a combination of the two?) is most
appropriate, but I don't think centralization is prima facie bad.

Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.         http://www.markbaker.ca
Coactus; Web-inspired integration strategies  http://www.coactus.com
Received on Monday, 16 July 2007 21:21:30 UTC

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