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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2010 09:12:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4BBC3076.5030502@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org
On 07.04.2010 00:45, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2010, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>
>> But defining these two productions doesn't require defining parsing; you
>> simply build them from the more basic elements.
>
> It would be most convenient if the IRI spec could define this. Naturally,
> if it does not then the HTML spec will have to work around this
> limitation. However, since it is far easier to define this kind of stuff
> in one place rather than spread it around, I don't see why we would want
> the IRI spec to not define it. Productive cooperation comes from working
> groups working together to achieve the common goal of improving the Web.

Motherhood and apple pie :-)

On the other hand, interfaces shouldn't contain more than it is needed. 
"hostport" and "host-specific" appear entirely redundant to me.

> ...
>>> 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.
>
> I think the change proposal summarises precisely what I believe would be
> most useful in getting there.

It does. What it doesn't say is *why*.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 7 April 2010 07:13:32 UTC

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