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Re: scoping the IRI processing spec (was Re: status of IRI work)

From: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:40:09 -0600
Message-ID: <4E80D519.1030301@stpeter.im>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: Chris Weber <chris@lookout.net>, "PUBLIC-IRI@W3.ORG" <PUBLIC-IRI@w3.org>
On 9/20/11 6:21 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Chris Weber wrote:
>> From IETF81 and even earlier it was decided that this would be a 
>> "target document to be referenced by HTML5."  Can we use this thread to 
>> have a discussion, raise questions, and define the scope for this 
>> document more clearly?
> I think there are two extremes: one is that "HTML5" can say "Oh, URI and
> IRI stuff, check this RFC, that's all" and the other is that "HTML5" has
> no need to contradict what we specify but is not aided much beyond that.
> I think the working group should make a specification that does not have
> to be contradicted; anything beyond that is quite optional as far as the
> "'HTML5' requirement", or any other "user"-specific requirement goes. 
> (Note that this is not "HTML5"-specific; I think that it's bad to have a
> base specification that you need to override at a higher level; in con-
> trast, having a base specification that you have to clarify or otherwise
> limit at a higher level, that's much better. I think it was a mistake to
> adopt any "HTML5" specific requirement as a matter of principle.)

I think that is the right approach. Now we need to find one or two
people who can volunteer to edit the specification...


Peter Saint-Andre
Received on Monday, 26 September 2011 19:40:41 UTC

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