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From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 12:58:09 -0400
Message-ID: <4D960421.8050804@nokia.com>
To: ext Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: ext Joran Greef <joran@ronomon.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Yes I agree, as has been said before on this list, that comments are 
always welcome and let's all please make sure those comments are 
consistent with the principles to which I referred.

-Art Barstow

On Apr/1/2011 12:21 PM, ext Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 3:37 PM, Arthur Barstow<art.barstow@nokia.com>  wrote:
>>> Hear.
>>>
>>> I am starting to think that Mozilla will step up and provide an embedding
>>> of SQLite, even if it has to only think of it as such. It will have to.
>>>
>>> People would rather use a working database than something crippled albeit
>>> "specced" (see LocalStorage or IndexedDB).
>>>
>>> It was things like XHR in all their unspecced glory that brought the web
>>> to where it is today.
>> Joran - as one of the moderators of public-webapps, I find your comments
>> above offensive to those that work on the specs you mention.
> FWIW, I think the comments were substantive and made a potentially
> valid point, without impugning the editors of the relevant
> specifications in any way.  Functionality is very important to
> authors, and it's fair to argue that underspecified but powerful and
> easy-to-implement features can sometimes be better than
> better-specified features that won't have nearly as many features for
> some years to come.  We should all remember that while
> interoperability is important, so are features, and we cannot rule out
> technologies for not being interoperable enough without considering
> their advantages as well.  (I have no strong opinion on the specific
> issue in question, though.)
>
> I would not be offended if someone made comments such as this about a
> spec I write, and think it would be bad to discourage feedback like
> it.
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