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CfC: to stop work on Programmable HTTP Caching and Serving spec; deadline March 10

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2011 08:25:32 -0500
Message-ID: <4D6F96CC.4070300@nokia.com>
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Nikunj Mehta <nikunj@o-micron.com>
Hi All,

WebApps' "Programmable HTTP Caching and Serving" spec was last updated 
by Nikunj in January 2010. Since then, my attempt to determine the level 
of interest in this spec via the tread below (archived at [1]) received 
no real traction.

As such, this is a Call for Consensus to formally stop work on this 
spec. More specifically, the proposal includes:

1. Moving the spec from the PubStatus' active API Specifications table 
[2] to the "Specs NO Longer Active" table [3]

2. Marking its "Plans" data with "Work on the specification has ended"

3. Removing it from WebApps' charter the next time the charter is 
renewed (current charter ends June 2012)

Positive response to this CfC is preferred and encouraged and silence 
will be assumed to mean agreement with the proposal. The deadline for 
comments is March 10. Please send all comments to:

   public-webapps@w3.org

-Art Barstow

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2010OctDec/0447.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/PubStatus#API_Specifications
[3] http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/PubStatus#Specs_NO_Longer_Active


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[DataCache] Status and plans for Programmable HTTP Caching and 
Serving?
Date: 	Fri, 5 Nov 2010 14:26:13 +0100
From: 	Barstow Art (Nokia-CIC/Boston) <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>
To: 	public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Nikunj Mehta 
<nikunj@o-micron.com>, Bernard Traversat <bernard.traversat@oracle.com>, 
Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham 
<mnot@yahoo-inc.com>



Hi All,

During WebApps' November 1 gathering at the TPAC, we discussed [Mins] 
the WG's "Programmable HTTP Caching and Serving" spec, last updated by 
Nikunj in January 2010 [DataCache].

During this discussion, I agreed to the following related actions:

ACTION-599 "Ask Nikunj to report the status and plans of Programmable 
Cache to public-webapps"
http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/track/actions/599

ACTION-600 "Ask Oracle about their level of interest in Programmable Cache"
http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/track/actions/600

ACTION-601 "Ask public-webapps about creating Use Cases and requirements 
of Program App Caches versus HTML5 App Cache"
http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/track/actions/601

ACTION-602 "Contact julian reschke and Mark Nottingham about Data Cache"
http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/track/actions/602

My short summary of this discussion is: it isn't clear if there is 
sufficient interest to continue this spec and if there is interest, what 
are the specific use cases it will address (i.e. use cases not addressed 
by HTML5 AppCache), and who is willing to commit to drive the spec forward.

-Art Barstow

[ tracker tags: ACTION-599, ACTION-600, ACTION-601, ACTION-602 ]

[Mins] http://www.w3.org/2010/11/01-webapps-minutes.html#item05
[DataCache] http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/DataCache/
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