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Re: W3C / IETF mutual review expectations

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:26:23 +0100
Message-ID: <4F293D7F.1060802@gmx.de>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, "public-ietf-w3c@w3.org" <public-ietf-w3c@w3.org>
On 2012-01-31 22:31, Larry Masinter wrote:
> Recently, there have been discussions about the policy around normative down-level references (e.g., normative references in W3C recommendations to Internet Drafts, but other examples.)
> For example,
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/177
> ( and http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2012Jan/0175.html).
> I'm not sure what the best practice here is; I imagine, though, that a W3C document with such references, going to "last call", should notify IETF working groups responsible for advancing the document and that the "last call" document should note something about the status reported back?
> ...

Another example: the websocket protocol ref in


has a broken author list and to the day still refers to the Internet Draft.

The boilerplate still refers to a WhatWG copy of the spec that has been 
obsolete for over 17 months; that problem has been reported in


in August 2011 and still remains unfixed in the Editor's copy.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:27:05 UTC

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