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Re: Length of LC comment period [Was: Ready for LC on the various drafts I edit]

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 06:14:15 +0000 (UTC)
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Cc: Arthur Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0912070608340.5629@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 7 Dec 2009, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> Sorry Ian, you are assuming you are the only one that can edit that 
> spec. If you want help with editing the spec or with the test suite, 
> just ask. I'm not saying I'll do it, but I can ask at Opera for one of 
> the WHATWG superstars to take it over. WDYT? or is it just too entangled 
> in HTML 5 to let someone else edit it?

If Opera has people who have time to edit, there are _far_ more important 
things for us to have edited than Web Storage. DOM Core, for instance.

Anyway, my point was that even if I did have time to edit the spec, it 
would be a bad idea to accelerate the process. Reviewing a spec takes 
time, finding problems takes time, and if we rush it we'll just screw it 
up. Web Storage in particular has _already_ resulted in one of the biggest 
screwups of the last few years in the Web standards space (for which I 
take full responsibility) because of rushing implementations.

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