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Re: Points of order on this WG

From: Nikunj R. Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:48:27 -0700
Cc: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, Jeff Mischkinsky <JEFF.MISCHKINSKY@oracle.com>
Message-Id: <78391059-F6F4-48A4-BD83-F093330C8616@oracle.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
On Jun 25, 2009, at 9:34 AM, Arthur Barstow wrote:

> Nikunj, All,
>
> Charles will respond separately regarding a way forward but I want  
> to respond to the false accusation below.
>
> On Jun 24, 2009, at 8:13 PM, ext Nikunj R. Mehta wrote:
>
>> The WG chair went ahead with the publication of the Web Storage draft
>> overriding serious objections about it's direction and emphasis.
>
> The record actually shows Nikunj saying:
>
> [[
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2009AprJun/ 
> 0145.html
>
> Oracle conditionally supports the publishing this draft as FPWD
> provided that the abstract is worded appropriately.
>
> ...
>
> Here's what Oracle would like to see in the abstract:
>
> This specification defines two APIs for persistent data storage in Web
> clients: one for accessing key-value pair data and another for
> accessing structured data.
> ]]
>
> Ian agreed [1] to make the requested change above (it is included in  
> the FPWD [2]) and thus addressed the only concern you raised re  
> publishing the FPWD.

Seeing the way things were, there was no way to stop the publication  
[1]. To mitigate the negative effects of publication, Oracle made its  
assent conditional. In reality, the chairs should have taken in to  
account the prior reluctance to continue with the draft [2] and asked  
the author to seek requirements and provide cautionary text in  
prominent places in the FPWD.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2009AprJun/0143.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2009AprJun/0106.html
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