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Re: Dropping XMLHttpRequest 1 (just do 2)?

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:54:10 -0500
Message-ID: <4ECD0912.7070008@nokia.com>
To: public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
[[ removed the chairs list since I think this is now mostly a WebApps 
thing ... ]]

I haven't seen any objections to dropping XHR1 and voices of support to 
redirect the XMLHttpRequest2 shortname to XMLHttpRequest.

I think it would be helpful to some readers if the new XHR spec (i.e. 
the spec formerly titled XHR2) included a short note about the 
consolidation of the work and after a publication or two, the note could 
be removed.

It seems like the main points to include in a new WD of the new XHR spec 

* All work has stopped on the spec that was formerly titled 
"XMLHttpRequest"  (also referred to as XMLHttpRequest Level 1 and XHR1) 
and last published as a Candidate Recommendation on 2 August 2010.

* WebApps will only work on what was previously titled the 
"XMLHttpRequest Level 2" spec (aka XHR2) but note that spec is now 
titled "XMLHttpRequest" and uses the XMLHttpRequest shortname 
(w3.org/TR/XMLHttpRequest) that was previously used for XHR1.

Chaals, All - WDYT?

(I'm not sure what, if anything, to do about the Previous Version links 
in the new XHR spec. Perhaps the old XHR previous versions should just 
be ignored?)


On 11/9/11 12:40 PM, ext Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> Hi,
> ACTION-629 from the webapps meeting at TPAC is to check whether any 
> group has a normative dependency on XMLHttpRequest level 1. Otherwise 
> we are likely to request the AC to let us drop it from our list of 
> deliverables. We don't have an editor to finish whatever needs to be 
> done, and we don't have implementation of the complete spec (people 
> are not ready to fix the last outstanding bits, and nobody is ready to 
> remove them).
> If nobody objects, our plan is to stop work on level 1, and move ahead 
> only with level 2.
> cheers
> Chaals
Received on Wednesday, 23 November 2011 14:55:12 UTC

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