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Re: w3.org URIs for editor's drafts on GitHub

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 18:32:24 +0100
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Cc: "public-sysapps@w3.org" <public-sysapps@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Message-ID: <88160EA653A94214B5FF5F3728A0F4AF@marcosc.com>

On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:27 PM, Dave Raggett wrote:

> I am pleased to announce that the phase 1 editor's drafts all now have 
> w3.org (http://w3.org) URIs thanks to some rewrite rules and a .htaccess file that 
> places the drafts under the URI for the SysApps home page:
> http://www.w3.org/2012/sysapps/runtime/
> http://www.w3.org/2012/sysapps/manifest/
> http://www.w3.org/2012/sysapps/app-uri/
> http://www.w3.org/2012/sysapps/web-alarms/
> http://www.w3.org/2012/sysapps/contacts-manager-api/
> http://www.w3.org/2012/sysapps/messaging/
> http://www.w3.org/2012/sysapps/telephony/
> http://www.w3.org/2012/sysapps/raw-sockets/
> The rewrite rules direct the W3C server to act as a proxy for GitHub, 
> e.g. for runtime this maps to http://sysapps.github.io/runtime/
> This avoids the need for the sysapps.org (http://sysapps.org) domain or for a corresponding 
> submdomain on w3.org (http://w3.org), both of which would be a hard sell to convince the 
> W3C management.
> The next step is to update each of the drafts to use the above links for 
> the latest version of the editor's draft.
> Note please remember the trailing / for now, although I hope to make 
> that optional with a bit of fiddling with the rewrite rules.

I think this is a good compromise (and should address the issues Chaals raised at the last F2F). Thanks for investigating and setting this up, Dave! 

The *.sysapps.org domain will continue to work for our internal stuff and short cuts. But "officially" we should only use the links above for specs.  

Kind regards,

Marcos Caceres
Received on Wednesday, 1 May 2013 17:32:54 UTC

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