Transition Request: CR for Webmention

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       -- Sandro

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This is a transition request to Candidate Recommendation.

        Document title, URIs, and estimated publication date

  * Webmention
  * Latest Published:
  * Staged Draft:
  * May 24 2016

        The document Abstract and Status sections


  * 'Webmention is a simple way to notify any URL when you link to it on
    your site. From the receiver's perspective, it's a way to request
    notifications when other sites link to it.'


  * As per respec.

        Decision to request transition



Confirming slightly reworking normative references:




        Requirements satisfied

No requirements document.

        Dependencies met (or not)

A few notes:

  * References to WHATWG's Fetch is not normatively different from
    existing IETF specs defining HTTP redirection
  * References to h-entry are for illustration only

        Wide Review

Webmention was first developed in the IndieWebCamp community. Its page 
there <> lists independent 
implementations, reported 
by the implementors. These implementations act as implicit reviews, and 
still largely apply since the changes have been to clarify edge cases 
and are intended to be entirely backward compatible.

Since coming to W3C, 30 issues on github 
have been opened (by ten different people, not counting the editor) and 
addressed, all closed by 2016-04-15.

2016-05-03 Announcement and request for comments on W3C 
public-review-announce list 

        Issues addressed

See issue tags and history

        Formal Objections



The twenty-seven (!!) earlier indiewebcamp implementations 
<> stand largely in 
support of the current spec, and have been tested in an ad hoc manner 
with each other. Now that the spec is more formal, has a test suite (and 
minor additions), we are gathering new implementation reports with test 
results <>.

        Patent disclosures

None <>

Received on Thursday, 19 May 2016 16:23:05 UTC