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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: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:39:44 +1100
Cc: Jan Algermissen <jan.algermissen@nordsc.com>, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, URI <uri@w3.org>, IETF Discussion <ietf@ietf.org>
Message-Id: <16D9CBB2-45EF-418F-96ED-7A62CE399345@mnot.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On 23/10/2012, at 9:35 AM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> Consensus isn't a value I hold highly, but review of Anne's work is 
> welcome.
> If the IETF community didn't want Anne to do this work, then the IETF 
> community should have done it. Having not done it, having not even 
> understood that the problem exists, means the IETF has lost the 
> credibility it needs to claim that this is in the IETF's domain.
> You don't get to claim authority over an area while at the same time 
> telling someone else "please fix that" for the hard work that comes with 
> that area. The reality is, he who does the hard work, gets the authority.

All very interesting, but please address the point that's now been made repeatedly -- why is it necessary for you to redefine URIs, rather than doing as we suggest?


Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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