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Re: Notes on "Identifying Application State" 30 Aug 2011 Draft

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 11:13:00 -0400
Message-ID: <4E6A2CFC.8080909@arcanedomain.com>
To: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Terrific, thank you. I haven't had time to reread the whole thing from the 
top, but I've checked the individual changes, and with one very minor 
grammar exception and perhaps one additional simple but substantive 
suggestion, they look good. I'll reread once more, but overall I think the 
document is very good, and I expect to vote to approve publication pretty 
much as is.

The one grammar nit I did notice is in the fix you made in 2.6, which now 

"Note that this idiom also creates significant hurdles for users that do 
not use the mouse for navigation. "  -- should be --> "Note that this idiom 
also creates significant hurdles for users >who< do not use the mouse for 
navigation. "

The more substantive suggestion: in 5.1 I expressed concerns, but I hadn't 
proposed text, and you did some rewording that I mostly like. The last 
sentence, however, now reads:

"If you use a URI then you have a control you can move out of the page."

URI's aren't controls, at least in the sense I usually see the term used in 
computing. Particularly with a term so fundamental to Web architecture, I 
think we should be a bit more careful. How about:

"If you use a URI, then you have >an identifier which can be used for 
linking throughout the Web, with RDF, and in many other contexts where URIs 
are supported."

[Chair hat on: TAG members, please read Ashok's draft as a top priority in 
preparing for the F2F. I'm hoping we can vote to approve publication on 
Tuesday, and that will be difficult if we're still discovering new concerns 
when we get to Edinburgh.]

Thank you.

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