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Re: PSA: publishing new WD of URL spec

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:13:37 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78ih_fTeaGxrChx8BwEHEYBTZUiV-q4x8wV77Xfq7Xv_5A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@greenbytes.de>
Cc: Marcos Caceres <marcos@marcosc.com>, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 5:58 PM, Julian Reschke
<julian.reschke@greenbytes.de> wrote:
> It's my understanding that the intent is to actually make technical changes,
> as indicated in:
>> This specification documents current RFC 3986 and RFC 3987 handling in
>> contemporary Web browser implementations. As a consequence, this
>> specification is not compatible with those RFCs. It is published for the
>> purpose of providing a stable reference for the HTML5 specification and
>> reflecting current Web browser HTML5 implementations. The W3C Technical
>> Architecture Group expects to continue the work on the URL specification and
>> produce a future version that will attempt to re-align the URL specification
>> with an updated version of RFC 3986 while preserving interoperability.
> In which case the WHATWG version wouldn't be "canonical" anymore anyway.

It would be for implementers. Seems ill-advised to implement something
that contains contradictory goals and is bound to be incompatible with
deployed content.

Received on Thursday, 11 September 2014 16:14:09 UTC

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