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== Confusion Mitigated ==
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== Confusion persists ==
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* Fetch: https://fetch.spec.whatwg.org/
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** Obsolete subsections published as http://www.w3.org/TR/cors/
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** Status: still exists as an outdated specification with no warning, causing confusion.
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* DOM: https://dom.spec.whatwg.org/
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** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/dom/
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** Forked to https://w3c.github.io/dom/
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** Status: still exists as an outdated snapshot (and modified in undocumented ways) with no warning, causing confusion. And has a weird rename ("DOM4") too. Editors draft has renewed forking efforts with particularly bad copy-and-paste practices.
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* XMLHttpRequest: https://xhr.spec.whatwg.org/
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** A subset was forked to https://www.w3.org/TR/progress-events/. (ED redirects)
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* Notifications: https://notifications.spec.whatwg.org/
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** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/notifications/
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** Status: still exists as an outdated snapshot with no warning, causing confusion. The spec model has diverged significantly in the meantime, and the outdated version is actively wrong, not just incomplete.
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== Confusion persists with some mitigation ==
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* Encoding: https://encoding.spec.whatwg.org/
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** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/encoding/
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** Status: still exists as an outdated snapshot, with a floating notice that it's an outdated snapshot at the bottom, but pretending that it provides a "stable reference"
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* HTML: https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/
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** Forked to https://www.w3.org/TR/html51/ as an outdated fork of a subset frozen in 2015.
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** Forked to https://www.w3.org/TR/html52/ as an outdated fork of a subset frozen in 2017.
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** In general all of these attempt to copy-and-paste HTML and then apply forked patches on top, but the scripts are wonky, leading to lots of errors.
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** Status: [https://www.w3.org/2019/04/WHATWG-W3C-MOU.html Memorandum of Understanding between W3C and WHATWG]; ED URL is WHATWG URL, former TR and ED URLs (https://www.w3.org/TR/html/, https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/, http://w3c.github.io/html/) redirect
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** Subsets of HTML split out into other outdated forks, none with appropriate warnings:
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*** https://www.w3.org/TR/webstorage/ (ED is nice at least https://w3c.github.io/webstorage/)
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*** https://www.w3.org/TR/workers/ (ED also: https://w3c.github.io/workers/)
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*** https://www.w3.org/TR/webmessaging/ (ED is nice at least https://w3c.github.io/webmessaging/)
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*** https://www.w3.org/TR/websockets/ (ED is nice at least https://w3c.github.io/websockets/)
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*** https://www.w3.org/TR/eventsource/ (ED is nice at least https://w3c.github.io/eventsource/)
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*** https://www.w3.org/TR/2dcontext/ (ED also: https://w3c.github.io/2dcontext/)
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*** https://www.w3.org/TR/2dcontext2/
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*** https://www.w3.org/TR/microdata/ (ED also: https://w3c.github.io/microdata/)
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== Confusion mitigated ==
  
 
* Fullscreen: https://fullscreen.spec.whatwg.org/
 
* Fullscreen: https://fullscreen.spec.whatwg.org/
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** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/XMLHttpRequest2/
 
** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/XMLHttpRequest2/
 
** Status: both /TR/ forks discontinued as NOTEs. ED URLs are to WHATWG XHR, former ED URL https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/xhr/raw-file/default/xhr-1/Overview.html redirects.
 
** Status: both /TR/ forks discontinued as NOTEs. ED URLs are to WHATWG XHR, former ED URL https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/xhr/raw-file/default/xhr-1/Overview.html redirects.
 
== Confusion Somewhat Mitigated ==
 
 
 
* URL: https://url.spec.whatwg.org/
 
* URL: https://url.spec.whatwg.org/
 
** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/url/ plus various aliases and older versions (e.g. https://www.w3.org/TR/url-1/)
 
** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/url/ plus various aliases and older versions (e.g. https://www.w3.org/TR/url-1/)
** Status: has a reasonable red disclaimer, but still exists.
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** Status: discontinued as NOTE, ED URL is WHATWG URL, former ED URL http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/url/raw-file/tip/Overview.html redirects.
** https://w3ctag.github.io/url/ has been fully discontinued, at least.
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** https://w3ctag.github.io/url/ has also been fully discontinued.
 
 
== Confusion Persists ==
 
 
 
* Fetch: https://fetch.spec.whatwg.org/
 
** Obsolete subsections published as http://www.w3.org/TR/cors/
 
** Status: still exists as an outdated specification with no warning, causing confusion.
 
* DOM: https://dom.spec.whatwg.org/
 
** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/dom/
 
** Status: still exists as an outdated snapshot (and modified in undocumented ways) with no warning, causing confusion. And has a weird rename ("DOM4") too.
 
* Encoding: https://encoding.spec.whatwg.org/
 
** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/encoding/
 
** Status: still exists as an outdated snapshot with no warning, causing confusion
 
* Notifications: https://notifications.spec.whatwg.org/
 
** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/notifications/
 
** Status: still exists as an outdated snapshot with no warning, causing confusion. The spec model has diverged significantly in the meantime, and the outdated version is actively wrong, not just incomplete.
 
* HTML: https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/
 
** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/ as an outdated fork of a subset frozen in 2013.
 
** Forked to http://www.w3.org/TR/html51/ as an outdated fork of a subset frozen in 2015.
 
** Forked to https://w3c.github.io/html/ as an outdated fork of a subset frozen in early 2016 (see [https://annevankesteren.nl/2016/01/film-at-11 blog post]).
 
** In general all of these attempt to copy-and-paste HTML and then apply forked patches on top, but the scripts are wonky, leading to lots of errors.
 
** Subsets of HTML split out into other outdated forks, none with appropriate warnings:
 
*** http://www.w3.org/TR/webstorage/
 
*** http://www.w3.org/TR/workers/
 
*** http://www.w3.org/TR/webmessaging/ (ED is nice at least https://w3c.github.io/webmessaging/)
 
*** http://www.w3.org/TR/websockets/ (ED is nice at least https://w3c.github.io/websockets/)
 
*** http://www.w3.org/TR/eventsource/ (ED is nice at least https://w3c.github.io/eventsource/)
 
*** http://www.w3.org/TR/2dcontext/
 
*** https://dev.w3.org/2006/canvas-api/canvas-2d-api.html
 
*** https://www.w3.org/TR/2dcontext2/
 
*** https://www.w3.org/TR/microdata/ (published as NOTE, but still contains a bunch of outdated content)
 

Latest revision as of 22:00, 30 September 2019

This page exists to document the status of the outdated forks of various WHATWG specifications, and any progress toward clarifying their out-of-dateness.


Confusion persists

Confusion persists with some mitigation

Confusion mitigated