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RE: ISSUE-54: doctype-legacy-compat

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:38:49 -0800
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8B62A039C620904E92F1233570534C9B0118C8472D89@nambx04.corp.adobe.com>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/About_protocol 
is a pretty good description of "about:", and a reasonable
registration of "about:" would mainly just point to that page.
(see below).

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4395.html is the process for
registering a URI scheme.

To register "about:" someone could start with something based
on the template below and send it in, in the name of
the working group.

However, I don't know how to get "about:dtd-compat" into
the mix, without updating Wikipedia.

==================================================================
URI scheme name.
      about
Status.
      permanent  (? No point in making this provisional)
URI scheme syntax.
      no standard syntax, see reference for examples  (?? ascii?)
URI scheme semantics.
      Used in various web browsers to display certain built-in functions.
      commonly about:blank is a blank page. See reference for more examples.
     (?? say more?)
Encoding considerations.
       none (??)
Applications/protocols that use this URI scheme name.
      Web browsers use about: in the address bar for quick access
      to internal functions.
      (?? talk about about:blank? other uses?)
Interoperability considerations.
      (?? This header isn't standardized. point to variability of implementations?)
Security considerations.

      (?? need to write up when it's 'safe' to follow an 
          about: link)
Contact.
      (WhatWG?? W3C? A person?)
Author/Change controller.
      (WhatWG?? W3C HTMLWG?)
References.
      (1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/About_protocol

      (2) other documents????


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