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Re: First Draft of W3C version of URL Spec

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:19:31 -0600
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+cKqzti=jqoKH5_9n6Wfc-9EOeFN15C=9Ru6FoQLbf4rg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Appelquist <appelquist@gmail.com>
Cc: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>, Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM, Daniel Appelquist <appelquist@gmail.com>

> Hello URL fans -
> As you might know, the new charter for webapps[1] includes a new version
> of the URL spec. I am acting as editor of this spec. With some help from
> Robin and PLH I've produced a first draft[2] which imports the latest work
> by Anne on the upstream WHATWG URL spec[3] with a few minimal editorial
> changes.   Also note that the document is licensed as CC-BY. The intention
> is to keep this version in sync with the WHATWG version of the URL spec.
> This means that ideally any changes should be fed back through the WHATWG
> bug tracker[4]. The intention is to follow the model laid down by the DOM
> spec.[5]
> It’s my further intention to ensure confusion is minimized by clearly
> sign-posting in the w3c version that the WHATWG version is the living spec.

Make sure this is informative text. I don't know if the term "living
spec[ification]" has any formal meaning in the W3C. [Correct me if I missed
the memo that defines it.]

> This version updates and supersedes the previous W3C version published in
> May 2012[6] and later updated in November 2012[7].
> The goal is to move ahead fairly aggressively with the publication
> time-line for this spec.
> Please feed back any comments here.
> Thanks,
> Dan Appelquist
> 1. http://www.w3.org/2014/06/webapps-charter.html
> 2. http://w3ctag.github.io/url/
> 3. http://url.spec.whatwg.org
> 4.
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/buglist.cgi?component=URL&list_id=42864&product=WHATWG&resolution=---
> 5. http://www.w3.org/TR/dom/
> 6. http://www.w3.org/TR/url/
> 7. https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/url/raw-file/tip/Overview.html
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