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Re: [whatwg] New URL Standard from Anne van Kesteren on 2012-09-24 (public-whatwg-archive@w3.org from September 2012)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:59:41 +0200
Message-ID: <5085979D.8040104@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, URI <uri@w3.org>, IETF Discussion <ietf@ietf.org>, mnot@mnot.net
On 2012-10-22 19:55, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2012, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> On 18/10/2012 02:25, Noah Mendelsohn wrote:
>>> On 10/17/2012 7:57 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>>> Yeah. Turns out we (the Web standards community) haven't been doing
>>>> such a great job of making our specificatiosn match reality.:-(
>>> Um, true... but it's also the case that the implementation community
>>> hasn't over the years been doing as much as might be best to make
>>> reality match the specifications. The new specs we're writing now
>>> would like have been a lot thinner and cleaner if they had.
>> However, I think the concern here is that if certain IETF specs need to
>> be updated to match the real world, that work needs to be done in the
>> IETF.
> I couldn't agree more! We've been waiting for four years for the URI
> working group to get their act together and fix the URL mess. Nothing has
> happened. We lost patience and are now doing it ourselves.
> ...

Clarifying: there is no URI Working Group, and as far as I can tell, 
there is no consensus that there is a "mess" to fix related to URIs. 
There *is* indeed a *IRI* Working Group which planned to define things 
that occur in HTML links (including sanitizing whitespace and dealing 
with the problems with non-ASCII characters), and *that* WG indeed 
hasn't delivered yet.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 22 October 2012 19:09:57 UTC

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