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Re: would like more time on ACTION-172 (ISSUE-4 and ISSUE-84)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 19:08:38 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <B50EDBD9-326D-41B2-9F16-5EB4F971C1BB@apple.com>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>

Thanks for the update. I moved the deadline forward two weeks. If it takes longer than that, the Chairs will consider soliciting counter-proposals or alternate proposals anyway, with further revisions to happen in parallel with any such work.


On Jan 27, 2010, at 12:54 PM, Larry Masinter wrote:

> Events have gotten in the way of me completing ACTION-172 (revising the Change Proposal for ISSUE-4 and ISSUE-84) legacy doctype by the due date, but I think I can get to this in the next week.
> The main things I need to add is the discussion about the
>  requirement for not making previously conforming content non-conforming (which is necessary if the previous MIME type definition for text/html is going to be obsoleted).
> Since previously, HTML content that invoked quirks mode *was* conforming, we canít make it non-conforming. I think we can warn against using DOCTYPEs that invoke quirks mode and suggest that validators warn against it.
> Making public identifiers that were previously conforming allowable but disallowing previous non-standard public identifiers can be done in the text.
> I also want to fixing the language of the ďempty stringĒ system identifier, to clarify that although it might look and parse like  a relative URI, itís likely not to.
> Anyway, I want to bump the action item back a week. Itís not like thereís nothing else to talk about, and we can continue the discussion of the issue.
> Larry
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> http://larry.masinter.net

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