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Re: ISSUE-29 (scope-uri-schemes): Should the HTML 5 specification introduce URI schemes such as javascript:? [HTML Principles/Requirements]

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 17:07:47 -0500
Message-ID: <e9dffd640801231407r774ef028q57cdddffeca46a3b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "HTML Issue Tracking WG" <public-html@w3.org>

On 1/23/08, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> I think javascript: needs to be treated as grandfathered even if
> registered after the IRI RFC. Otherwise, the conformance requirements
> will be annoying and unpractical. That is, it is counter-intuitive to
> apply the generic IRI syntax to javascript:.

The provisional registration process requires only that any deviations
from the generic syntax be noted[1], not disallowed, which is why I
recommended it.

 [1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4395#section-3

Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.         http://www.markbaker.ca
Coactus; Web-inspired integration strategies  http://www.coactus.com
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