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Re: CfC: Adopt ISSUE-1 PINGUI / ISSUE-2 PINGPOST Change Proposal to remove @ping from HTML5

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 23:22:34 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <A6C051DB-213D-400A-A362-5FABC584562C@apple.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>

On Feb 23, 2010, at 10:36 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Feb 23, 2010, at 7:03 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> On Feb 23, 2010, at 6:38 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> The original Change Proposal for these two issues proposed  
>>> removing the <a ping> attribute and associated hyperlink auditing  
>>> feature. Although we had a counter-proposal, we now seem to have  
>>> consensus that it is ok to drop this feature from HTML5. Thus, we  
>>> should adopt the Change Proposal to remove the feature. The  
>>> feature could still be proposed again for a later issue of HTML,  
>>> or the issue could be re-raised if new information is provided  
>>> (such as implementation experience  or server-side deployment  
>>> experience.)
>>> If there are no objections, these two issues will be closed on  
>>> March 2, 2010.
>>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-001
>>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/1
>>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/status/issue-status.html#ISSUE-002
>>> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/2
>> A clarification on this: it's my understanding that the ping  
>> attribute will likely remain in the WHATWG's extended spec, which  
>> also includes other "future development" features that may be  
>> proposed for future versions of HTML, such as the <device> element.  
>> I do not expect anyone will have a problem with this, but I wanted  
>> to make this clear so there is no misunderstanding.
> As long as the WHATWG specification of extensions to HTML5 is
> titled and scoped as extensions to HTML5 (and not as HTML5 itself),
> then I won't have any problems with it.

The WHATWG drafts that I expect would contain this material are:

"HTML5 (including next generation additions still in development)"
   (This includes the contents of W3C HTML5, plus some other W3C  
drafts , plus some material for future development)

"Web Applications 1.0"
   (This includes everything that's in the above draft plus the  
contents of some other W3C drafts plus probably even more stuff.

While the first name strikes me as a little odd (how can it be version  
5, and yet also include next generation additions?) I would hope we  
can resolve these two issues without having to convince the WHATWG to  
retitle any of their documents.

Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 07:23:07 UTC

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