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Re: [websockets] What needs to be done before the spec is LC ready?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 17:15:54 +0000 (UTC)
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Adam Barth <abarth@eecs.berkeley.edu>, ifette@google.com
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1104051708130.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 5 Apr 2011, Arthur Barstow wrote:
> What needs to be done before the WebSocket API is LC ready?

I'm currently waiting for a number of editorial changes to the protocol 
specification to provide hooks for the API specification so that I can 
update the API apecification to work with the new protocol.

> 3. The definition of "absolute url" makes https:foo not an absolute url, since
> its behavior depends on whether the base is https: or not. Is that desired?
> ...
>    http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10213

This particular bug is blocked on there being a specification that defines 
how URLs work. Last I heard, Adam was going to be writing it. I would also 
be unblocked if the IRI work at the IETF were to actually happen (it was 
supposed to happen about 2 years ago now). There was a also a recent HTML 
WG decision to put the requirements into the HTML spec. The decision 
starts with text that is known to be broken and so also requires editing 
work; however, it's possible that I'll end up updating that before Adam's 
work is done, in which case I'll use that instead.

Either way this particular bug isn't likely to be fixed in a hurry. In 
practice it's not a huge blocker; in fact I'm not sure it's a blocker at 
all, as it is possible that the WebSocket protocol spec now defines how 
this issue is handled anyway, in which case the bug won't actually block 
the API spec. I'll find out when the edits to the protocol spec are done 
and I get to update the API spec for the new protocol spec.

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