[whatwg] Creative Commons Rights Expression Language

Bonner, Matt matt.bonner at hp.com
Wed Aug 20 17:44:01 PDT 2008

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Aug 2008, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>> Unless I missed something in the HTML5 spec, at the least this would
>>> add the "property" attribute to <a>.  Wouldn't ccREL be expressed
>>> better using <link> instead of <a>?
>> The whole thing would be best expressed as a microformat, as the
>> entire thing can be made just as machine- and human-readable without
>> having to introduce an entire new addition to html.  I think someone
>> is a little confused about the important of CC...
>> (Note: the someone is not you, Matt, but the drafters of this
>> proposal. Also, I love CC as much as the next guy, but there's
>> absolutely no reason to extend html to accomodate it, as everything
>> they want to express can be done in existing html and formatted as a
>> microformat.) 
> I tend to agree with Tab here.

Thank you both for not calling me confused.  :-)  I have no
problem with using a micro-format.  That might offer better
extensibility to other file types, too.  Just wanted to make
sure HTML people were aware of the proposal so that any needed
response to it would be timely.

best regards,
Matt Bonner
Hewlett-Packard Company
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