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Re: The XDR proposal from MS

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 18:10:19 +0800
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>, public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.t916jha8wxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 00:16:30 +0800, Charles McCathieNevile  
<chaals@opera.com> wrote:

> Microsoft has suggested [1] that the WebAPI group take on the XDR spec  
> as a deliverable....

> We will therefore hold a survey of Working Group members, to determine  
> how much support there is for this....

> The rough survey results should be available in about two weeks. Note  
> that this will not be a binding vote - it is an attempt to clarify the  
> general level of support and help determine the best way forward.
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapi/2008Mar/0204

So we held the survey, and in the Working Group there was no active  
support and a substantial number of objections to the proposal on several  
technical points. We will of course look at the ideas that led MS to  
consider a completely new approach. Considering each of the issues that  
the new proposal was designed to solve is a natural part of the  
development of XHR 2.

But as things stand the working group will not adopt XDR as a deliverable.


Chaals (chair)

Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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