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Re: ACTION-103 Follow up on the about: scheme Registration

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 17:08:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4B703711.6030001@gmx.de>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: Joseph A Holsten <joseph@josephholsten.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, URI <uri@w3.org>, uri-review@ietf.org
Julian Reschke wrote:
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> ...
>> (Sorry for the late reply, it seems I forgot to respond earlier.)
>>
>> The purpose of reserving a URI is so that other specifications can't 
>> suddenly redefine the URI to return something that is unneeded or 
>> unwanted by the spec that originally reserved it.  The main use is for 
>> about:legacy-compat, which needs to be reserved in HTML5, but which 
>> should never be formally defined as resolvable to anything specific.
>>
>> We don't want, for example, another specificaiton in the future 
>> suddenly defining that about:legacy-compat should resolve to some sort 
>> of unofficial HTML5 DTD.  But we still want to allow browsers to 
>> return something useful to a user that enters it into their address 
>> bar.  e.g. Some sort of informative page explaining why the URI can be 
>> used in the DOCTYPE, which would be more useful and user friendly than 
>> the error or blank page that browsers return today.
>>
>> Finally, can you please give an update on when you will be publishing 
>> a new draft, and continuing with the URI registration process?
>> ...
> 
> Joseph, Lachlan, any news on this?
> ...

I note that draft-holsten-about-uri-scheme-02 was submitted six months 
ago. We do not seem to make progress.

Joseph, Lachlan, are you still interested to finish this? Otherwise, 
this should get a new editor.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 8 February 2010 16:09:30 UTC

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