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URL work in HTML 5

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:00:31 -0400
Message-ID: <5060677F.4010802@arcanedomain.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
www-tag readers may be interested in the attached e-mail which links to one 
from from Anne van Kesteren [1], which was relayed to the URI mailing list 
by Julian Reschke. The e-mail suggests that

> The plan is to obsolete the RFCs. But yes, I will add some references
> in the Goals section most likely. Similar to what has been done in the
> DOM Standard.

Julian raises the concern that RFC 3986 is a Full (and widely deployed) 
Standard. I believe this discussion is in relation to [2], which contains 
the following related text:

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      2.6 URLs

This specification defines the term URL 
<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/urls.html#url>, and 
defines various algorithms for dealing with URLs, because for historical 
reasons the rules defined by the URI and IRI specifications are not a 
complete description of what HTML user agents need to implement to be 
compatible with Web content.

Note: The term "URL" in this specification is used in a manner distinct 
from the precise technical meaning it is given in RFC 3986. Readers 
familiar with that RFC will find it easier to read /this/ specification if 
they pretend the term "URL" as used herein is really called something else 
altogether. This is a willful violation 
<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/introduction.html#willful-violation> 
of RFC 3986. [RFC3986] 
<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/references.html#refsRFC3986>

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Noah

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Sep/0297.html
[2] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/urls.html


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: [whatwg] New URL Standard from Anne van Kesteren on 
2012-09-24 (public-whatwg-archive@w3.org from September 2012)
Resent-Date: 	Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:04:19 +0000
Resent-From: 	uri@w3.org
Date: 	Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:03:38 +0200
From: 	Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
To: 	URI <uri@w3.org>, IETF Discussion <ietf@ietf.org>



FYI:

Quoting AvK in
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Sep/0297.html>:

> The plan is to obsolete the RFCs. But yes, I will add some references
> in the Goals section most likely. Similar to what has been done in the
> DOM Standard.

Note this is about RFC 3986, which is a Full Standard.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 24 September 2012 14:01:10 GMT

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