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

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 17:56:23 +0100
Cc: Andrew Sidwell <w3c@andrewsidwell.co.uk>, Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1C3F5EDC-6212-4F11-BCA9-9CADB3257A47@googlemail.com>
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>


On 29 May 2008, at 17:28, Robert J Burns wrote:

> 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.

What UI is used for redirects, however, is not an interoperability  
issue. The specification already defines how meta redirects are to be  
followed. I see no interoperability issues that leaves open.


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Geoffrey Sneddon
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Received on Thursday, 29 May 2008 16:57:08 UTC

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