Re: [hybi] HyBi WG update

Ian Hickson <> Wed, 21 July 2010 07:18 UTC

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On Mon, 21 Jun 2010, Salvatore Loreto wrote:
> The 00 version Ian Hickson has update contains in the Abstract section, 
> the following note:
>        For an up-to-date copy of this specification, please see:
> this note is against the IETF common practice, so we invite Ian to remove it.

The note is there because Joe requested that I not update the IETF copy as 
often as the WHATWG copy. I need implementors looking at the latest 
version of the draft. I don't really mind if they look at the HTML copy on 
the WHATWG site (part of the Web Apps 1.0 draft), the text copy on the 
WHATWG site, or the text copy on the IETF site, so long as what they look 
at is up to date. Should I resume sending updates to the IETF draft as I 
make them?

> If the authors that want to make available proposed changes that aren't 
> yet in a published ID then the canonical approach would be to keep the 
> "current edits" version on in the WG's Subversion 
> repository (both as xml source and txt) : 

Is there a reference anywhere that explains how to get an account there? 
I'd be happy to update my scripts to also upload a copy there. If we can 
host the latest copy of the spec there I'm more than happy to change the 
link in the note at the top to point to that draft instead, if that would 
make everyone at the IETF less nervous.

> We also invite Ian to remove the following Author's note section [...]

For why?

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