[whatwg] [WA1] The profile Attribute

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Mon Apr 18 01:39:08 PDT 2005

On Apr 17, 2005, at 09:49, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> 3. That also forces unnecessary restrictions on which profiles a UA may
>    support and process.  For example:
>    * User Agent A implements XFN
>    * User Agent B implements RelLicence
>    * A document uses both XFN and RelLicence, and specifies XFN first
>      in the profile attribute.

Of the Web documents that use XFN or RelLicense values what proportion 
references a profile? If you were to write a UA doing some processing 
with those values, could you afford to ignore the values in documents 
that don't reference a profile? Are profiles useful for any real 
implementation scenarios or are they pseudo-semantic cargo cult mumbo 

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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