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[Bug 5773] Authors need more control over handling of linked resources

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Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 08:57:44 +0000
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--- Comment #12 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2008-06-20 08:57:44 ---
> > The HTTPWG's, I guess. Who works on the relevant RFC?
> Well, the RFCs already specify the solution. HTTPbis can potentially *clarify*
> it, but that's it.

Sure, but what WG is responsible for maintaining these RFCs, dealing with
implementation feedback, etc?

> The really simple question is: what is needed to make Apple and Microsoft
> implement what's already specified?

Time, probably. Possibly you could accelerate it by giving them a good business
reason to prioritise it (e.g. have some major site use it and break without it,
or pay them large amounts of money).

> If the HTML WG (or the W3C in general) could help, that would be great.

I don't see any way we can influence the priority that a browser vendors gives
a feature. On the contrary, with HTML5 it is the browser vendors who tell _me_
what the next priority item is, not vice versa.

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