Re: [http-state] Closing Ticket 3: Public Suffixes

Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> Sat, 30 January 2010 21:50 UTC

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Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 21:50:45 +0000 (UTC)
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Subject: Re: [http-state] Closing Ticket 3: Public Suffixes
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On Sat, 30 Jan 2010, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:09:41 +0100, Adam Barth <ietf@adambarth.com> wrote:
> > I've pushed a new version of the draft that includes this change:
> > 
> > http://www.ietf.org/id/draft-ietf-httpstate-cookie-02.txt
> > 
> > We can re-open the issue if someone presents material new information.
> 
> You seem to be including a non-normative part of the specification with 
> normative language in it. (I.e. the SHOULD in the NOTE.) That seems 
> wrong. Using "strongly encouraged" or some such is probably better.

Actually right now the draft doesn't reference 2119, so it's not clear 
what the conformance criteria are. I would recommend adding a "Conformance 
Criteria" section that lists the conformance classes and the conventions 
used for specifying conformance criteria. HTML5 has a pretty thorough such 
section which can be used for inspiration:

   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/infrastructure.html#conformance-requirements

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