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[Bug 12965] New: Problem: I want to perform DNS queries from a HTML5 app, but the networking functions available are too restrictive to build a stub resolver. Why: DNS is not just for machines - zones may contain extremely useful and rich information for humans too, e.g.

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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 03:23:59 +0000
To: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12965-2927@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12965

           Summary: Problem: I want to perform DNS queries from a HTML5
                    app, but the networking functions available are too
                    restrictive to build a stub resolver. Why: DNS is not
                    just for machines - zones may contain extremely useful
                    and rich information for humans too, e.g.
           Product: WebAppsWG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: WebSocket API (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: member-webapi-cvs@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-webapps@w3.org


Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/websockets/
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/complete.html#top

Comment:
Problem: I want to perform DNS queries from a HTML5 app, but the networking
functions available are too restrictive to build a stub resolver.

Why: DNS is not just for machines - zones may contain extremely useful and
rich information for humans too, e.g. the .tel TLD was provisioned
specifically to publish contact information (i.e. URIs) as DNS records (i.e.
NAPTR, TXT, LOC), there's also e164.arpa, and perhaps further innovation will
happen at the DNS layer in the future.

Solution: Define a DNS interface.


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