[whatwg] Rel and META values

Bil Corry 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[1]:
>>>> -----
>>>> "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?
>> 	http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-http-link-header-06#section-6.2
> Sounds way more complex than a wiki! I've sent last call comments to that 
> effect.

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"[1] to facilitate the approval process; would this community exist under W3C, IETF, or WHATWG?  Perhaps we could replace Web Linking's registration template requirement[2] with HTML5's wiki[3], and replace HTML5's approval process[3] with the one proposed in Web Linking[2].

- Bil

[1] http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-July/021214.html
[2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-http-link-header-06#section-6.2
[3] http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/RelExtensions

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