W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > April 2010

Re: Change definition of URL to normatively reference IRI specification using a well-defined interface

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 22:21:47 +0200
Message-ID: <4BBB97DB.60704@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org
On 06.04.2010 22:10, Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
>> Why not declare it where it's needed?
>
> The whole point here is to not have to define how you parse URLs in
> the HTML spec.
> ...

Indeed.

But defining these two productions doesn't require defining parsing; you 
simply build them from the more basic elements.

 > ...
>> I think what's important is *compatibility*. Are the shipping UAs consistent
>> with respect to this? That was the data I was looking for.
>
> I trust Larry and Martin will check for compatibility with legacy
> documents when writing their parsing rules. That is what matters.
> ...

So is it

   #1 "I don't have the data"

or

   #2 "I do have the data, but I'm not sharing it"

?

> ...
> I've no interest in debating the specifics in this mailing list, since
> the whole point of the exercise is to move the specifics to another
> standards organisation altogether.
> ...

Well, we're not there yet, and I was trying to understand what you think 
is required to get there.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 6 April 2010 20:22:26 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Wednesday, 9 May 2012 00:17:07 GMT