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RE: Content sniffing, feed readers, etc. (was HTML interpreter vs. HTML user agent)

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 13:01:11 -0700
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "julian.reschke@gmx.de" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8B62A039C620904E92F1233570534C9B0118CD95EE1A@nambx04.corp.adobe.com>

is an appropriate URI that will not give 404s if the document
is allowed to expire.

Internet Drafts only expire if they don't meet the IETF
"heartbeat" requirement. That is, the link would only
"break" if the listed editor(s) of the documents in question
failed to act to update them in response to technical

There seem to be numerous misunderstandings in
this working group about IETF process.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Hickson [mailto:ian@hixie.ch] 
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 12:35 PM
To: julian.reschke@gmx.de
Cc: Larry Masinter; Sam Ruby; Roy T. Fielding; HTML WG
Subject: Re: Content sniffing, feed readers, etc. (was HTML interpreter vs. HTML user agent)

On Mon, 1 Jun 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > ...
> > I guess I could point to the I-D, but that seems like something that is
> > normally frowned upon. If that is the preferred method of operating, though,
> > I guess I can do that. Are I-D URLs permanent? I was under the impression
> > that I-Ds expired.
> The URLs are permanent in that they do not change; but expired I-Ds go 
> away (you get a 404).

That's what I thought.

> You can refer to an I-D as "Work in Progress", but will have to prepare 
> the reference when the I-D is revised (which is a good thing, btw...).

Unfortunately we can't update dated drafts on the /TR/ page, and I don't 
want links to break. So I'll just wait til the draft is past the I-D 
stage, which shouldn't take too long.

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