ISSUE-138: "mutate action" for issueing a GET request is misleading

mutate-action

"mutate action" for issueing a GET request is misleading

State:
CLOSED
Product:
HTML 5 spec
Raised by:
Julian Reschke
Opened on:
2010-10-22
Description:
In "4.10.22.3 Form submission algorithm" (<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/association-of-controls-and-forms.html#form-submission-algorithm>), item 15, the action for associated with constructing a new URI and navigating to it is called "Mutate Action". This is very confusing, as it could be understood as if the resource being navigated to gets "mutated".

In <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10659#c3>, the editor explained that what's getting "mutated" is the URI. That may be true, but is consistent with the naming of the other actions, such as "Submit as entity body".

A minimal fix for this would be to change "mutate action" to "mutate action URL", as proposed in <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10659#c8>.

This was escalated from <http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10659>.

HTML5-SPEC-SECTIONS [form-submission-algorithm]

Related Actions Items:
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Related emails:
  1. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, surveys (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-03)
  2. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, surveys (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-02-02)
  3. Re: Correction: CfC: close ISSUE-138 (mutate-action) by amicable resolution (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-02-01)
  4. {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-01-27: status of actions, new issues, closing items, new calls, charter status (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-01-27)
  5. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-01-27: status of actions, new issues, closing items, new calls, charter status (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-01-26)
  6. RE: {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-01-20: status of actions, calls; task force reports (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2011-01-20)
  7. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-01-20: status of actions, calls; task force reports (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-01-18)
  8. Re: ISSUE-138 (mutate-action): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-18)
  9. Correction: CfC: close ISSUE-138 (mutate-action) by amicable resolution (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-01-17)
  10. Re: ISSUE-138 (mutate-action): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-01-17)
  11. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-138, was: ISSUE-138 (mutate-action): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-13)
  12. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls, new decisions, task force reports (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-01-12)
  13. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-138, was: ISSUE-138 (mutate-action): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from ian@hixie.ch on 2011-01-12)
  14. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-138, was: ISSUE-138 (mutate-action): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-01-12)
  15. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-138, was: ISSUE-138 (mutate-action): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-12)
  16. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-138, was: ISSUE-138 (mutate-action): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from ian@hixie.ch on 2011-01-12)
  17. Change Proposal for ISSUE-138, was: ISSUE-138 (mutate-action): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-12)
  18. {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2011-01-06: status of actions, calls, deadlines, task force reports (from plh@w3.org on 2011-01-11)
  19. HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls; task force reports (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-01-05)
  20. RE: {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-02: status, task force reports, deadlines and publications, meeting schedule (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2010-12-02)
  21. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-02: status, task force reports, deadlines and publications, meeting schedule (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-12-01)
  22. ISSUE-138 (mutate-action): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-11-30)
  23. {minutes} HTML WG F2F minutes, Lyon, France, Nov 4-5 Part 1 (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-11-09)
  24. RE: {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-10-28: status of actions, calls, issues, heartbeat drafts, TPAC, Task Force reports (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2010-10-28)
  25. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-10-28: status of actions, calls, issues, heartbeat drafts, TPAC, Task Force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-10-28)
  26. ISSUE-138 (mutate-action): 'mutate action' for issueing a GET request is misleading [HTML 5 spec] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2010-10-22)

Related notes:

Closed without prejudice: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jan/0159.html

Sam Ruby, 17 Jan 2011, 22:49:31

Correction: call for closure based on amicable resolution

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jan/0161.html

Sam Ruby, 18 Jan 2011, 16:15:31

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Feb/0032.html

Sam Ruby, 1 Feb 2011, 15:12:41

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