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Re: proposal: have W3C HTML5 reference dated WHATWG URL standard rather than W3C copy

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:40:01 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+ri+V=_L7EWw_rDPBrNAGaxZgTcNG_Unfz+ucv7TkNRthP8DQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, David Baron <dbaron@mozilla.com>
despite the risk of being branded a +1er

+1

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Regards

SteveF
HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>

On 25 September 2014 07:31, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu> wrote:

> Dear HTMLWG,
>
> Summary of specific proposal:
>
> I propose that W3C HTML5 be updated to normatively reference[1] the
> dated WHATWG URL standard[2] instead of the W3C WebApps WG copy[3].
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/PR-html5-20140916/references.html#refsURL
> [2] https://whatwg.org/specs/url/2014-07-30/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/url/
>
> I leave the informative language around/in that reference up to editor
> discretion.
>
>
> Longer:
>
> It will better benefit web developers and browser implementers if we
> as a working group directly normatively reference the dated WHATWG URL
> standard rather than the derivative copy of it being developed in the
> W3C WebApps WG.
>
> Referencing the dated WHATWG URL standard complies with the W3C's
> normative reference policy's requirements for stability.
>
> I think this is a good policy to implement immediately for W3C HTML5,
> and any additional specifications produced by the HTMLWG that need to
> normatively reference a spec for URLs.
>
> Furthermore I don't think it is worth W3C's limited resources to work
> on a copy/paste/modify version of the WHATWG URL standard, and thus
> suggest we as a working group suggest to W3C WebApps WG to drop work
> on [3] and to refer clients of that directly to [2] instead.
>
> Thank you for your consideration,
>
> Tantek Çelik
> Mozilla
>
>
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