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Re: Network API editor's draft

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 08:56:55 +1100
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "web API" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tot9w5xtwxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Thu, 08 Mar 2007 06:27:50 +1100, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> Note that the WHATWG version of this draft is in heavy flux; there are
> hundreds of outstanding comments on it. Is the intent that this
> specification replace the WHATWG version?

Hmm. It is intended to be used by a similar audience. There is no compulsion on the WHAT-WG to remove their version at any given time, and maybe keeping it for now would motivate people to actually work on the spec.

> (I am reluctant to just remove
> the WHATWG part of the text because development on the last specification
> for which I did that -- the Window spec -- has now ground to a halt and
> left me with significant extra work, as I now have to move the definitions
> back to HTML5 to deal with the more complicated cases which the Windows
> spec says are out of scope.)

Yes. I am sorry that the editors of that spec have slowed down. As you are aware, most spec editors are squeezing it in with other responsibilities, which sometimes has the unfortunate result that things don't move as fast as hoped.

> Could you give an exact list of the changes between the WHATWG draft and
> this one? (Ideally to the level of individual word and markup changes?)

No, I can't, sorry. Perhaps Gorm has time to give some reasonable level of detail. The summary I can provide is "it is the TCP connection stuff out of the spec".



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