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Re: Who is the Intended Audience of the Markup Spec Proposal?

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:06:21 +0100
Message-Id: <p06240896c5a88115c7ec@[17.202.35.52]>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>

At 18:27  +0900 30/01/09, Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
>  > > > * The spec doesn't define for authors how relative URLs are resolved.
>>  >
>>  > (bug 6505) Is it necessary for it do so? That is, if the purpose of this
>>  > spec remains constrained to describing what a conformant document is and
>>  > what the elements and attributes are meant to represent, would it need
>>  > to describe how relative URLs are resolved?
>>
>>  If the purpose of this draft is constrained to describing what a
>>  conformant document is, then it needs enough material in there to make
>>  sure that the reader can check that the document doesn't contain relative
>>  URLs when the base URL can't be used to resolve URLs.
>
>OK, I see now.
>

Asking a naive question:  is this actually a conformance question *at 
the HTML level*?  As long as the URL conforms to the syntax 
requirements of URLs, then shouldn't it be treated as a black box? 
Unless the situations in which a base URL is unknown can be 
syntactically described, of course...
-- 
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 30 January 2009 10:08:01 GMT

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