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Re: requesting feedback regarding HTML5 and RFC 3987

From: Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 17:23:01 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=aEzXGLg1VeRydNOfbWgYkCku69A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Weber <chris@lookout.net>
Cc: public-iri@w3.org, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
In addition, we need to specify behavior that browser vendors are
willing to implement.


On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Chris Weber <chris@lookout.net> wrote:
> In March 2011, the W3C's HTML WG made a decision to close ISSUE-56
> when the parties involved could not come to agreement on aligning
> HTML5 with the IRI WG's revisions to RFC 3987:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0404.html
> That decision effectively removed the HTML5 specification's
> dependency on rfc3987bis.  It appears that this was done so that
> the HTML5 specification could define how to translate input strings
> contained in text/html documents into URIs.
> However, our understanding is that ISSUE-56 can be reopened if new
> information emerges, such as "IETF completing production of a
> document suitable as a formal reference".  And of course as chairs
> of the IRI WG we would like to deliver such a document.
> Here is the minimum baseline that we understand is necessary in order
> to meet the needs of the W3C's HTML WG:
> 1) The IRI specification will provide "MUST" language and normative
>    algorithms for parsing arbitrary Unicode strings as IRI against
>    an absolute base URL.
> 2) The IRI specification will define how to extract the hostname out
>    of an IRI for proper resolution and application of the same origin
>    policy.
> 3) The IRI specification will define how base URI referencing would
>    be performed for hierarchical schemes.
> The chairs would like to request feedback from the group, especially
> those who are also participants in the HTML WG, about whether the
> those three deliverables would be sufficient to meet the needs of
> the W3C's HTML WG.  If so, we will follow up with more
> detailed suggestions for moving toward resolution of those issues.
> Marc Blanchet & Chris Weber, co-chairs, IRI WG
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