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Re: [css3-values] the "about" URI Well-known Tokens registry (was Re: [CSSWG] Minutes and Resolutions 2012-07-04)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:30:56 -0700
Message-ID: <4FFB3170.4020303@inkedblade.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>, www-style@w3.org, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
On 07/09/2012 10:43 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 11:53 AM, Edward O'Connor<eoconnor@apple.com>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>>> RESOLVED: use about:invalid as url as the default url in attr()
>>
>> The latest draft defining the about: URI scheme[1] defines the '"about"
>> URI Well-known Tokens' registry. I imagine we'll need to register
>> about:invalid. Here's a proposed registration request; it or something
>> like it should probably be added to the V&U draft.
>>
>>   * Registered Token:  invalid
>>   * Intended usage:  The about:invalid URI references a non-existent
>>     document with a generic error condition.
>>   * Contact/Change controller:  CSS WG<www-style@w3.org>  (on behalf of
>>     W3C).
>>   * Specification:  CSS3 Values and Units
>>
>>
>> Ted
>>
>> 1. http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-appsawg-about-uri-scheme-07
>
> Ah, cool, thanks for this, Ted!  I didn't realize the registration
> process was as easy as just defining something.  I'll go ahead and add
> it to the draft.

That seems way too simple. The point of having a registry is presumably
to avoid conflicts, isn't it? You can only do that if someone's tracking
all the registrations somewhere. Which means the registration template
needs to be filled out and *submitted* somewhere.

The registry is apparently here:
   http://www.iana.org/assignments/uri-well-known-tokens/
(which is helpfully not linked from the RFC). As for where to submit new
entries, I have no clue. Maybe Lachlan knows.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 9 July 2012 19:31:25 GMT

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