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

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 12:29:47 +0100
Message-ID: <b21a10670912070329m5b153552p33ee36c84190a358@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Arthur Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> 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.

No offense, but I didn't know Google dictated Opera's, an other
companies, business objectives :)

> 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.

Yes, I totally got that and completely agree. However, we have a
number of people that have implemented this that could be pressed for
feedback. Also, creating a test suite for Web Storage would allow us
to find at least some spec bugs quickly which someone else could fix
in the spec while you are busy with HTML5 and the other specs you are
working on. Might help cut a month or two from your work schedule.

Again, if you need some help with something, please ask. It doesn't
need to be editing, it could be test suite or whatever.

> 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.

Cheer up, I can think of _much_ worst things that have popped out of
the W3C onto the Web than Web Storage:)

Marcos Caceres
Received on Monday, 7 December 2009 11:30:35 UTC

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