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Re: HTML CHANGE PROPOSAL; change definition of URL to normative reference to IRIBIS

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 23:25:06 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <2DA1354D-0957-4430-A49F-33E61D71210F@apple.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>

On Dec 11, 2009, at 9:57 PM, Larry Masinter wrote:

> Re ISSUE-56:
> You request two updates to the change proposal. One is to
> include a (full? complete? exhaustive? summary?) rationale.
> While proposed revised text itself does contain some of the rationale
> within it, it isn't in the "Rationale" section. A simple rationale
> might be be:
> "URIs in HTML should not work differently than URIs in every other
> Internet application. It should be possible to copy a URI from a
> HTML document and use it in other applications that use URIs.
> If differences are necessary, they should be minimized and the
> documentation of the differences available in the same document
> (the IRI specification) used by other Internet standards."

That would be a fine rationale. There is no need to be exhaustive or  
longwinded, as long as something is stated directly.

> along with the current rationale text which references
> the previous arguments.
> The second request is to assemble the pieces of the change
> proposal into a single document. I agree this would be
> useful, and I am  willing to volunteer to do it if
> none of the 400 other HTML working group members in good
> standing are willing.
> However,
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html
> notes that ISSUE-56, is in the state
> "Bug is still open and change has not been rejected by the editor."
> Until that happens, it would make sense to me to wait,
> as the editor response might make the change proposal
> itself moot or require some modification.

That's fine by me. We can keep this Change Proposal on hold until we  
see how the bug report proceeds. And I will encourage the editor to  
take a look at it ASAP.

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