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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:38:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4B588319.1040800@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
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?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 21 January 2010 16:39:31 UTC

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