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Re: ACTION-103 Follow up on the about: scheme Registration

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 10:37:10 +0000 (UTC)
To: Krzysztof MaczyƄski <1981km@gmail.com>
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909191031420.5185@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 19 Sep 2009, Krzysztof MaczyĆ~Dski wrote:
> Could we then have an empty document be valid HTML?

We don't want quirks-mode documents to be valid. about:blank is in quirks 
mode. So I think it follows that about:blank has to be invalid.

> I really think defining a URI to resolve to something invalid and not 
> deprecating it would be inconsistent and can be avoided here without 
> much difficulty.

It's not clear to me why this matters, other than spec purity, which our 
design principles say comes last in terms of priorities.

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