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

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:57:23 -0600
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+cC645X+wYYU1G+wPChFZpkRgv_dxTRZi5_MxAiJY=qog@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, David Baron <dbaron@mozilla.com>
despite the not so great risk of being branded a reactionary

-1

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 7:40 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
wrote:

> despite the risk of being branded a +1er
>
> +1
>
> --
>
> 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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