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Re: Dropping XMLHttpRequest 1 (just do 2)?

From: Giuseppe Pascale <giuseppep@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:59:44 +0100
To: "Marcos Caceres" <w3c@marcosc.com>, "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: "Karl Dubost" <karld@opera.com>, "chairs.w3.org" <chairs@w3.org>, "public-webapps WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.v5er5uqv6ugkrk@giuseppep-x220>
On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:15:10 +0100, Charles McCathieNevile  
<chaals@opera.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Nov 2011 19:35:22 +0100, Giuseppe Pascale  
> <giuseppep@opera.com> wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 14 Nov 2011 19:31:55 +0100, Anne van Kesteren  
>> <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On Mon, 14 Nov 2011 19:19:37 +0100, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>  
>>> wrote:
>>>> Better yet, dump the "2" version number and just have  
>>>> /XMLHttpRequest2/ point to /XMLHttpRequest/.
>>>>
>>>> Everything in 1 is in 2, so making a big deal out of this is a  
>>>> valuable waste of time justifying the decision.
>>>>
>>>> There is no point in having "Level 1" and "Level 2" since there is no  
>>>> "Level 1"… there is just "XMLHttpRequest" :)
>>>
>>> I favor this approach.
>>>
>> If that's the case would be possible to replace xhr 1 spec text with  
>> xhr 2 text spec and drop 2?
>> Any issue in doing that?
>
> I think it is essentially the same thing. If you go to a specific  
> version, you get that specific version. If you go to /XMLHttpRequest you  
> get the latest version, which is what is in XHR2.
>

well, what I was asking is to make sure that if I go to xhr1 I actually  
find 2
Anyway I think this is what marcos and anne were saying, so fine.

/g

> FWIW I would like to have had the resources to finish this spec and park  
> it, instead of having the whole lot left unfinished. We don't - both in  
> terms of editing, and because the implementations won't match it - XHR1  
> changed from documenting what someone did to documenting what we were  
> all working towards, and since what we are all working towards (and  
> haven't achieved yet) is XHR2, merging them seems like the most sensible  
> and helpful way forward.
>
> cheers
>


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Giuseppe Pascale
TV & Connected Devices
Opera Software
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