Re: ACTION-103 Follow up on the about: scheme Registration

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> ...
>> (Sorry for the late reply, it seems I forgot to respond earlier.)
>> The purpose of reserving a URI is so that other specifications can't 
>> suddenly redefine the URI to return something that is unneeded or 
>> unwanted by the spec that originally reserved it.  The main use is for 
>> about:legacy-compat, which needs to be reserved in HTML5, but which 
>> should never be formally defined as resolvable to anything specific.
>> We don't want, for example, another specificaiton in the future 
>> suddenly defining that about:legacy-compat should resolve to some sort 
>> of unofficial HTML5 DTD.  But we still want to allow browsers to 
>> return something useful to a user that enters it into their address 
>> bar.  e.g. Some sort of informative page explaining why the URI can be 
>> used in the DOCTYPE, which would be more useful and user friendly than 
>> the error or blank page that browsers return today.
>> Finally, can you please give an update on when you will be publishing 
>> a new draft, and continuing with the URI registration process?
>> ...
> Joseph, Lachlan, any news on this?
> ...

I note that draft-holsten-about-uri-scheme-02 was submitted six months 
ago. We do not seem to make progress.

Joseph, Lachlan, are you still interested to finish this? Otherwise, 
this should get a new editor.

Best regards, Julian

Received on Monday, 8 February 2010 16:09:30 UTC