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Re: Why "Platform Core" and "HTML5" are in the same spec

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 23:08:46 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811212300300.19276@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > 
> > I expect when there are fewer more pressing matters (like the 
> > thousands of outstabding e-mails of feedback) that we can split out 
> > the storage section into its own document much like the workers 
> > section, and the "Web SQL" definition can live there. Or it could be 
> > is own spec. I don't really mind. It's mostly academic at this point.
> Hu?
> My impression was that we have a volunteer -- Nikunj -- and you just 
> turned down his offer. How is that academic?

The section in question is basically complete; splitting it out now would 
be a net cost in time and would slow down progress. Or to put it another 
way, we already have a volunteer who is actively doing the work: me. I 
don't mind doing the editorial work to split it into a separate spec, at 
some later time when there aren't more pressing matters. Other than that, 
which I'd have to do anyway, there's basically nothing to do at this point 
on the API definitions.

> > > That sounds backwards to me. How is the second implementation 
> > > supposed to come into existence then? Why not specify, implements, 
> > > test, and re-iterate that process?
> > 
> > Sure, if someone wants to volunteer and wants to do it that way 
> > instead, then that's fine by me too. So long as the implementors are 
> > on board and we end up with interoperable implementations, I don't 
> > really care how it's done.
> Aha. We have a volunteer, as far as I understand, and judging from his 
> email address, a likely competent one. Why would implementors be not on 
> board, if their feedback is treated as it should?

My impression is that Nikunj volunteered to edit the API definitions, not 
the Web SQL language.

Nikunj, if I misunderstood and you are in fact volunteering to edit the 
Web SQL language spec, then my apologies. I definitely support that and 
would encourage you to start whenever you want. There is nothing in the 
HTML5 spec today to split out for that, and there is no pending feedback 
on the matter other than "we need a spec", so no need to coordinate with 
me at this point. Just start editing. :-)

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