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Re: proposal: have W3C HTML5 reference dated WHATWG URL standard rather than W3C copy

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:10:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
cc: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, David Baron <dbaron@mozilla.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1409251708430.19791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 25 Sep 2014, Jirka Kosek wrote:
> On 25.9.2014 7:31, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> > I propose that W3C HTML5 be updated to normatively reference[1] the
> > dated WHATWG URL standard[2] instead of the W3C WebApps WG copy[3].
> > 
> > [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/PR-html5-20140916/references.html#refsURL
> > [2] https://whatwg.org/specs/url/2014-07-30/
> 
> Well, I'm not on either side of this dispute, but putting the following
> into document:
> 
> <h1><span>July 2014 Snapshot of the URL Standard</span> <span>for the
> Purposes of Patent Lawyers and Government Officials</span></h1>
> 
> and then disabling display of some content by:
> 
> h1 span + span {
> display: none;
> }
> 
> really doesn't help to anything.

I had been asked by the spec's editor to change the spec to make it more 
attractive to the W3C. I tried to minimize the changes by only making it a 
style sheet change. In retrospect, even this was indeed a mistake, since 
the document is supposed to be fixed in time and already has had several 
companies' lawyers sign off on it. So I've changed it back, and will leave 
it unchanged for all time. Live and learn.

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