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Re: CfC: to publish LCWD of: Server-Events, Web {SQL Database, Sockets, Storage, Worker}; deadline 15 December

From: Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 11:27:18 -0800
Message-ID: <4B23EE96.80802@mozilla.com>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
CC: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:46:12 -0800, Arthur Barstow 
> <art.barstow@nokia.com> wrote:
>
>> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish a Last Call Working 
>> Draft of the following specs:
>>
>> 1. Server-Sent Events
>>    http://dev.w3.org/html5/eventsource/
>>
>> 2. Web SQL Database
>>    http://dev.w3.org/html5/webdatabase/
>>
>> 3. Web Sockets API
>>    http://dev.w3.org/html5/websockets/
>>
>> 4. Web Storage
>>    http://dev.w3.org/html5/webstorage/
>>
>> 5. Web Workers
>>    http://dev.w3.org/html5/workers/
>>
>> This CfC satisfies the group's requirement to "record the group's 
>> decision to request advancement" to LCWD. Note that as specified in 
>> the Process Document [PD], a Working Group's Last Call announcement 
>> is a signal that:
>
> Opera is not convinced that webdatabase is sufficiently clear and 
> supported to be a last call draft. However we support the publication 
> of the other drafts mentioned as last call working drafts.
>

My personal position is the same as the above.  While I support all the 
other specifications proceeding to LC, I think that more work needs to 
be done in order for webdatabase to proceed to the next step.  Punting 
to a particular implementation (in this case, a version of SQLite) as a 
normative part of a specification is unprecedented in standards that 
this WG has released.

-- A*
Received on Saturday, 12 December 2009 19:27:59 GMT

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