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Re: HTML CHANGE PROPOSAL; change definition of URL to normative reference to IRIBIS (ISSUE-56)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 08:44:51 -0800
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <50DF3D08-0DE7-4DDB-BF86-6D418E7368FE@apple.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Feb 4, 2010, at 8:40 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> ...
>> That's fine by me. We can keep this Change Proposal on hold until we see how the bug report proceeds. And I will encourage the editor to take a look at it ASAP.
>> ...
> We do not appear to make progress here;

Larry said he intends to move forward with his Change Proposal and asked for time to revise it.

> I just re-read the thread leading up to here, plus the comments in the bug report and added:
>> Just a few notes:
>> - the new IETF IRI WG has started work, see
>> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-iri-3987bis-00; so that's what should be
>> discussed
>> - HTML5 currently refers to WEBADRESSES, which in
>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/href/draft#resolving-urls, contains stuff that
>> shouldn't be going into IRIbis because of HTML dependencies:
>> "Otherwise, let base be the base URI of the element, as defined by the XML Base
>> specification, with the base URI of the document entity being defined as the
>> document base Web address of the Document that owns the element. [XMLBASE]
>> For the purposes of the XML Base specification, user agents must act as if all
>> Document objects represented XML documents."
>> This should be fixed ASAP, because it is (and has been for a long time)
>> blocking progress.
>> I recommend that we come to a consensus what the interface between HTML5 and
>> IRIBIS should be (who is defining what; for things like "resolving" what are
>> the parameters?). Once we have that, we should be able to move things forward.
> (<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8207#c7>)

I agree that agreeing on the interface is the most important part.

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