It seems that there is a lot of discussion here but I haven't really seen much progress. Part of the problem seems to be that there are some pretty fundamental disagreements on what we are trying to do and whether anyone cares to do it. :-)
In order to better document this back-and-forth, and to reduce the total number of e-mails I will have to reply to when I eventually deal with this topic, I would like to invite people to place the goals and requirements of the technologies being proposed on this wiki page: http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Generic_Metadata_Mechanisms I would then like people to place their arguments pro and con each point on that same page. I have tried to put in some placeholder arguments to show how that might work. -- Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,. Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'