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Re: [Bug 12111] New: spec for Storage object getItem(key) method does not match implementation behavior

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2011 07:32:00 -0400
Message-ID: <4DF35230.6060405@nokia.com>
To: ext Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Jun/10/2011 3:05 PM, ext Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Jun 2011, Arthur Barstow wrote:
>> >
>> >  My take on the comments is that most commentors prefer the spec to be
>> >  changed as PLH suggested in comment #5:
>> >  
>> >  http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12111#c5
>> >  
>> >  Hixie - are you willing to change the spec accordingly?
> What's the rush here? This is a minor issue, which I plan to address in
> due course. It's not blocking implementors, it's not causing any
> interoperability trouble, it's not stopping someone from writing a test
> suite, why all the fuss?

I would like all of the group's specs to keep moving forward on the 
Recommendation track. That is an expectation set forth in the group's 
charter and I don't think I have ever asked the group to "rush" this or 
any other spec. (On the contrary, I have supported longer review periods 
when requested and do not enforce the 90-day heartbeat publication 
policy "just to publish".)

In this case, at least one other spec (which is planned for Proposed 
Recommendation in early August) has a normative dependency on Storage 
(and these functions in particular). Although the reference policy 
provides some flexibility, I think it is sub-optimal for later stage 
specs to depend on specs that are still changing.

I would appreciate it, if you would please provide a date when you 
expect to have addressed this issue.

(FYI, Cam is working on a schedule to move Web IDL to LC which is the 
only other dependency not yet at LC for the  spec mentioned above.)

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