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Re: XHR LC comments

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 19:53:55 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805151952250.12907@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 15 May 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > ...
> > What's wrong with referencing HTML5? Why can't the spec be more ready than
> > its normative references? We're only really referencing the concept, the
> > details aren't particularly critical to XHR.
> > ...
> 
> Because, by definition, normative references are part of the 
> specification.

But we don't have to limit ourselves to that definition. We could just as 
easily say that XHR1's functionality is as defined in XHR1, and that it 
uses terms and features that are currently underdefined. It wouldn't, in 
practice, take anything away from the ability to get interoperable 
implemenations of the feature described in XHR1.

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