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RE: Revert Request for "http+aes" scheme (see also ISSUE-179)

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 17:57:09 +0000
To: "Ian Hickson (ian@hixie.ch)" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E3EACD022300B94D88613639CF4E25F83CF4B419@TK5EX14MBXC138.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
The Chairs have received multiple requests to revert the addition of the "http+aes" URI scheme to the HTML5 specification:
This change is related to the proposal [1] that is currently being actively discussed by the WG.   Since WG members were NOT notified of the addition of the  "http+aes" material, the Chairs have decided that this change should be subject to the Enhanced Change Control rules in the WG Decision Policy [2]:

"Therefore during a pre-LC review, or during a Last Call, feature additions or removals should only be done with sufficient prior notice to the group, in the form of a bug, a WG decision, or an on-list discussion. This applies only to LC-track drafts and does not apply to drafts that may include material for future versions of HTML."

We therefore ask that the HTML5 Editor revert this change.  This revert must be completed as soon as possible AND the reverted material must NOT appear in the HTML5 heart beat document that is scheduled to be published on March 15.  We request that the Editor and Mike Smith work together to achieve this decision.

On behalf of HTML WG Chairs

[1] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-media/raw-file/tip/encrypted-media/encrypted-media.html

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada
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-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke@gmx.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 5:50 AM
Cc: Sam Ruby; Paul Cotton; Maciej Stachowiak
Subject: Revert Request for "http+aes" scheme (see also ISSUE-179)

Hi there,

I believe that the addition of the "http+aes" URI scheme (<http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/spec/Overview.html.diff?r1=1.5601;r2=1.5602>
plus subsequent edits) is controversial in that:

- there's a related issue (ISSUE-179) which hasn't been decided yet,


- addition of a new URI scheme seems to be a major change that shouldn't happen after Last Call without broad consensus.

See also related thread starting with

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 8 March 2012 17:58:25 UTC

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