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Re: [XHR] referencing HTML5

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 11:38:04 +0200
Message-ID: <482D55FC.4040508@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: public-webapi@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> 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.

If you decide to keep the references, I don't see how this document can 
advance. Not sure how it works in W3C land, but in IETF land you simply 
can't have a normative reference to something that is work in progress.

BR, Julian
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