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Re: webappsec-ACTION-216: Examine fetch refs for stability

From: Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:04:02 -0400
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: Frederik Braun <fbraun@mozilla.com>, Web Application Security Working Group <public-webappsec@w3.org>
Message-ID: <57190802.8040509@w3.org>
On 04/21/2016 11:56 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 6:42 PM, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org> wrote:
>> 2) All W3C Recs needs to follow the normative reference policy,
>> including assuring the stability of their references.
> 
> You haven't really entertained my point though, that W3C Recs are not stable.

The documents are stable, such that someone following a link there will
get what was referred to by the editors who made the reference. I think
we agree that it's a good thing for specifications to change when
underlying implementations and architectures change.  W3C does that by
publishing drafts at dated references in /TR, persisting those
documents, and by versioning specs when a Rec changes.

--Wendy

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