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Re: XHR LC comments

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 10:19:20 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0805151016470.12907@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 15 May 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> The spec can't be more "ready" than all normative references.

Sure it can. The concept of "origin" (for instance) is pretty well 
understood by browser vendors, and HTML5 is getting progressively closer 
to defining it. XHR1 doesn't need it to be perfectly defined to make use 
of it. Same with Window, probably even more so in fact.

> If these aren't getting ready in time, then I'm not sure why XHR1 needs 
> to be on the W3C REC track at all.

Well, personally I don't mind what organisation publishes the spec. The 
WHATWG would, I'm sure, be happy to publish the XHR spec if the W3C didn't 
want to do it -- indeed, that's where XMLHttpRequest started its standards 
career in the first place.

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