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design team notes

From: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:35:10 -0600
Message-ID: <4DB04EAE.4000602@stpeter.im>
To: "public-iri@w3.org" <public-iri@w3.org>
Folks, we had design team call just now. Here are the notes. More soon.


IRI WG Design Team, April 21, 2010


Philippe Le Hagaret (W3C / HTML)
Julian Reschke (mostly interested as HTML WG member / HTTPbis spec editor)
Thomas Roessler (W3C)
Martin Dürst (IRI spec co-editor)
Mike Smith (W3C / interaction domain / HTML)
Adam Barth
Shawn Steele
Jason Duell
Chris Weber

Peter: what do we need to deliver to HTML5 folks?

Mike: talked with Larry Masinter around the time of the BoF, created a
wiki page, things haven't really changed since then

Adam: a link would be helpful

Mike: http://trac.tools.ietf.org/area/app/trac/wiki/IriWorkGoals

Adam: Ian Hickson thinks we need two things:
- parse document url and extract the host (for security purposes / same
origin policy)
- resolving relative URL (e.g. in script or form)

what may also be of interest:
1) Syntax of what to put into the author spec (my personal opinion would
be that this should be exactly an IRI)
2) Syntax (or whatever other description that makes sense) of what's
allowed/reasonable for backwards compatibility

Peter: possible path is to put all the parsing/processing stuff into
Adam's document, fast-track that document, and work on 3987bis in parallel

Peter: Adam's document is http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-abarth-url-00

Adam: another topic that's been raised is bidi

Peter: we had discussion and a tracker issue about pulling bidi into a
separate document, and at least one person has volunteered to work on
that (Adil Allawi)

Julian: We need to partition the work that needs to be done and figure
out who is going to do that work. I see three major issues:
- do we have a conflict between how browsers parse and what the specs say?
- need to clarify handling of non-ASCII characters in query strings
- hooks for HTML spec for referencing algorithm to partitioning URIs
into components and resolving a reference against a base

Martin: there *are* differences between different browsers w.r.t.
parsing and processing

Julian: supposedly browsers have special rules for parsing based on
scheme (e.g., data: scheme and fragment processing), would like to see
proof of that (and whether this is universal)

Martin: some browsers are closer to the spec, some are farther away --
but are the ones who are farther away able to move closer?

Adam: might be helpful to clarify regular expressions that are used to
parse, are they consistent with the ABNF?

Julian: agreed, need to determine if we have a bug

Julian: also, things like stripping of leading and trailing whitespace

Martin: those seem like browser-specific or HTML-specific topics, there
are other issues that might be more core to URI/IRI processing

Adam: I think this is one of the smaller issues that needs to be addressed

Julian: simplest solution is to put this in the HTML spec (but it might
be needed elsewhere because these things leak into other contexts, such
as JS code with XHR, or HTTP header fields (Location))

Action items...
- Adam to publish updated version of draft-barth-url early next week
- Peter to work with Marc on next steps, scheduling of additional design
team calls / WG interim meetings, etc.


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