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Re: UA norm for redirects (both META and http)

From: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 16:28:20 +0000
Cc: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <09347878-AAEF-42A6-A3E5-9A6BF6D024CA@robburns.com>
To: Andrew Sidwell <w3c@andrewsidwell.co.uk>

Hi Andrew,

On May 29, 2008, at 4:07 PM, Andrew Sidwell wrote:

> Justin James wrote:
>> Is it the business of the HTML specification to define the behavior  
>> of the
>> UA's UI in this manner? I truly hope not. Maybe there are other  
>> instances in
>> the spec where stuff like this occurs, but this is logically equal  
>> to, "UAs
>> that maintain a back/forward history must use a left-pointing and a
>> right-pointing arrow graphic on the buttons that provide this
>> functionality."
>
> The HTML5 spec should only be used to specify what is required for  
> interoperability, nothing else.  If the WG wants to recommend UI for  
> browsers, it should do so in a seperate document, so as to not  
> confuse what is required for interoperability.  Either that, or take  
> this up as an issue with individual browsers, because unless the  
> implementors want to do this, the specification will be ignored.

This is needed for interoperability. If an author uses meta redirects  
that are handled properly by one UA, but cannot count on them being  
handled properly by another UA, that is an interoperability issue.

Take care,
Rob
Received on Thursday, 29 May 2008 16:29:00 UTC

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