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Re: CfC: Shelve Web Intents, Web Intents Addendum, Pick Media Intent, Pick Contacts Intent, respond by 17 May (next Friday) (resend)

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Thu, 09 May 2013 20:48:58 +0200
To: public-web-intents@w3.org, "Arthur Barstow" <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org, public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.wwtyjwjfy3oazb@chaals.local>
On Thu, 09 May 2013 13:35:06 +0200, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>  
wrote:

> On 5/8/13 4:00 PM, ext Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com wrote:
>> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to shelve the Web Intents, Web  
>> Intents Addendum, Pick Media Intent, and Pick Contacts Intent  
>> specifications (4 specs).
>>
>> Shelving in this case means that we are not sure the specifications  
>> will advance along the lines the drafts indicate. As a result we want  
>> to be clear to everyone that we may not advance the specifications or  
>> that we may change the approach.  This does not mean that we have  
>> decided not to advance them, just that there is a question as to the  
>> direction and/or progression at this point.
>
> My general comment is the Consortium's way to state work on a document  
> has ended is to publish a WG Note [WGNote]. So although I agree it is  
> important to clarify the status of Web Intents, it's not clear to me  
> that inventing new process ("shelving") is a good approach and it  
> certainly fails the "HeartBeat" publication requirement [Heartbeat].
>
> It appears to me Web Intents has not changed in seven months  
> [Changelog]. Is there any credible plan including commitment(s) to  
> continue the work? If so, where is that info?
>
> Based on the data I have seen so far, it seems like the appropriate next  
> step for Web Intents is to publish it as a WG Note. (I am indifferent  
> about the other specs mentioned above.)

I agree with Art here.

cheers

Chaals

> (At some future point in time, if there is consensus to do so and the  
> necessary resources are identified, the spec could continue along the TR  
> track).
>
> -AB
>
> [WGNote] <http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#q75>
> [Heartbeat]  
> <http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups.html#three-month-rule>
> [Changelog] <https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/web-intents/log>
>
>


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