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Re: reviving the file URI scheme

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:33:52 +1000
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Cc: Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <932EF78AB42749E2BA1F0C6B2C670D8E@marcosc.com>

On Friday, December 13, 2013 at 12:43 AM, John Cowan wrote:

> It's in his bibliography. But like most (all?) WHATWG products, it is a
> reference implementation, not a standard.

I think you might be confused: a browser is a reference implementation (in that you can reference it as attempting to implement a standard); a standard is a technical specification that has multiple implementations and is overseen by a standardization authority (in this case, the WHATWG).  
Marcos Caceres
Received on Friday, 13 December 2013 02:34:23 UTC

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