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[XHR] referencing HTML5

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 11:16:06 +0200
To: public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ua8pc4ov64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

There have been a lot of messages about referencing HTML5 and how we can  
mitigate that. I don't think that copying the text from HTML5 is an  
option. The Window specification is fairly complex and especially the  
interaction with browsing contexts is a complex bit of HTML5 that I don't  
feel confident taking over. The same goes for defining the origin policy.

If someone were to volunteer to define these outside of HTML5 we could  
refer to that specification but so far that has not happened.

So we have two reasonable options I think:

1) Keep the references intact.

2) Make various things implementation defined and hint with non-normative  
notes that this will be defined by HTML5 in the future.

Option two would be feasible but implementors have actually requested that  
we define in detail how URIs are resolved and what exactly the same-origin  
policy implies for XMLHttpRequest. I don't think it's worth dropping all  
that work on the floor.


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Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
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