Re: Normative Dependency and the Seven Drafts

On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:09:40 +0200, Doug Schepers <> wrote:
>> [...]
>> The reason XMLHttpRequest references HTML5 by the way is because HTML5
>> defines some essential bits of the Web platform that are not defined
>> anywhere else. Pretty much any specification that defines an API in
>> detail needs to reference HTML5.
> How so?  Isn't Web IDL a more relevant spec to reference when defining  
> an API?

Both are relevant. See my other email for some examples.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Tuesday, 18 August 2009 07:21:10 UTC