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Re: [XHR] referencing HTML5

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 14:22:46 +0200
To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.ua8xz8myidj3kv@zcorpandell.palace.opera.no>

On Fri, 16 May 2008 11:38:04 +0200, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>  

> 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.

...beond CR. I don't see any problem with XHR1 hanging around in CR while  
the references get finished.

Focussing on how to get a spec to REC as early as possible misses the  
point. The point is getting interoperable implementations, and copying  
over draft-level spec text or making things non-normative or undefined is  
not helping with that.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Friday, 16 May 2008 12:23:45 UTC

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