[whatwg] [WA1] The profile Attribute
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Apr 18 02:13:25 PDT 2005
On Mon, 18 Apr 2005, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Is that a real problem or a theoretical problem? What are the chances
> that someone specifying rel='nofollow' or rel='license' in a way
> incompatible with the common usage? The rel attribute has existed for
> years. Are there examples of name conflicts? Are the conflicts so
> serious that the benefit of profiles outweighs the cruftiness? It seems
> to me profiles are solving a problem we are not having.
The most common names would be incorporated into the spec itself, thus
reducing the need for profiles.
Microformats are becoming more popular though, and so I think we should at
least handle the potential problems.
> > That's a fair point, but implementing XFN for user agent B might be
> > simply a matter of dereferencing the profile URI,
> Single point of failure. Imagine every UA whacking w3.org for DTDs.
> Won't be implemented.
Not for browsers, but for conformance checkers, and for data crawlers, it
would make sense.
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