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Re: CfC: Adopt ISSUE-1 PINGUI / ISSUE-2 PINGPOST Change Proposal to remove @ping from HTML5

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 22:36:59 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4C07C239-8972-4506-9AA5-8FFE1F4F83B8@gbiv.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
On Feb 23, 2010, at 7:03 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On Feb 23, 2010, at 6:38 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
>> The original Change Proposal for these two issues proposed removing the <a ping> attribute and associated hyperlink auditing feature. Although we had a counter-proposal, we now seem to have consensus that it is ok to drop this feature from HTML5. Thus, we should adopt the Change Proposal to remove the feature. The feature could still be proposed again for a later issue of HTML, or the issue could be re-raised if new information is provided (such as implementation experience  or server-side deployment experience.)
>> 
>> If there are no objections, these two issues will be closed on March 2, 2010.
>> 
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-001
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/1
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-002
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/2
> 
> A clarification on this: it's my understanding that the ping attribute will likely remain in the WHATWG's extended spec, which also includes other "future development" features that may be proposed for future versions of HTML, such as the <device> element. I do not expect anyone will have a problem with this, but I wanted to make this clear so there is no misunderstanding.

As long as the WHATWG specification of extensions to HTML5 is
titled and scoped as extensions to HTML5 (and not as HTML5 itself),
then I won't have any problems with it.

....Roy
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 06:37:29 UTC

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