[whatwg] Rel and META values
bil at corry.biz
Fri Jul 31 08:43:22 PDT 2009
Ian Hickson wrote on 7/30/2009 7:21 PM:
> On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, Bil Corry wrote:
>> Ian Hickson wrote on 7/19/2009 5:39 AM:
>>> On Wed, 15 Jul 2009, Bil Corry wrote:
>>>> I'm curious too, since the HTML5 draft itself says:
>>>> "This specification does not define how new values will get approved. It
>>>> is expected that the Wiki will have a community that addresses this."
>>>> So the verbiage at the bottom regarding how a status becomes "Accepted"
>>>> appears to be incorrect. There is no process currently in place to
>>>> adopt any proposed rel value as Accepted.
>>> The "community" right now is defined as the microformats+w3c communities.
>>> I'd like a more dedicated community, but that doesn't just happen on its
>>> own -- someone has to step forward and own that process. It's a lot of
>>> work, and if we are to have continuity and stability in the process, it
>>> would have to be someone willing to commit to this for many years.
>> What do you think of adopting Web Linking's registry and registration process?
> Sounds way more complex than a wiki! I've sent last call comments to that
I agree the wiki is easier to add a proposed extension, but I think the process for acceptance could be better defined. You had mentioned wanting a "more dedicated community" to facilitate the approval process; would this community exist under W3C, IETF, or WHATWG? Perhaps we could replace Web Linking's registration template requirement with HTML5's wiki, and replace HTML5's approval process with the one proposed in Web Linking.
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