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

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> ...
> (Sorry for the late reply, it seems I forgot to respond earlier.)
> The purpose of reserving a URI is so that other specifications can't 
> suddenly redefine the URI to return something that is unneeded or 
> unwanted by the spec that originally reserved it.  The main use is for 
> about:legacy-compat, which needs to be reserved in HTML5, but which 
> should never be formally defined as resolvable to anything specific.
> We don't want, for example, another specificaiton in the future suddenly 
> defining that about:legacy-compat should resolve to some sort of 
> unofficial HTML5 DTD.  But we still want to allow browsers to return 
> something useful to a user that enters it into their address bar.  e.g. 
> Some sort of informative page explaining why the URI can be used in the 
> DOCTYPE, which would be more useful and user friendly than the error or 
> blank page that browsers return today.
> Finally, can you please give an update on when you will be publishing a 
> new draft, and continuing with the URI registration process?
> ...

Joseph, Lachlan, any news on this?

Best regards, Julian

Received on Thursday, 21 January 2010 16:39:31 UTC