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Re: CfC: publish new WD of XHR; deadline December 5

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 07:29:37 -0500
Message-ID: <4ED77331.3010903@nokia.com>
To: ext Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "public-webapps@ >> public-webapps" <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 11/30/11 8:17 PM, ext Adrian Bateman wrote:
> On Wednesday, November 30, 2011 5:43 AM, Arthur Barstow wrote:
>> Anne completed his merge XHR and XHR2 merge and the new History section
>> includes information about the merge. As such, this is a Call for
>> Consensus to publish a new WD of XHR using the following ED (not yet
>> "pub ready") as the basis:
>>
>>     http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/xhr/raw-file/tip/Overview.html
>>
>> Agreement to this proposal: a) indicates support for publishing a new
>> WD; and b) does not necessarily indicate support of the contents of the WD.
>>
>> If you have any comments or concerns about this proposal, please send
>> them to public-webapps by December 5 at the latest.
>>
>> As with all of our CfCs, positive response is preferred and encouraged
>> and silence will be assumed to be agreement with the proposal.
> I missed much of the discussion on this until now because of the holiday over
> the weekend in the US. As I said at TPAC, I think continuing only with XHR2
> in this exceptional circumstance is the right move provided the group doesn't
> make a habit of dropping things because there's a newer shiny version.
>
> With that in mind, I'd like to see the XHR1 document published as a WG Note.
> I received a question just this morning asking about the expected behaviour for
> an XHR implementation in a pre-CORS environment. While not perfect, the XHR1
> document is a reasonably good record of the state of implementations prior to
> CORS and I'm reluctant to lose that information or to have to rely on trying to
> find a CR publication that doesn't even appear in the history of the new
> document.
>
> Secondly, at least within Microsoft and the web developers that I talk to,
> the notion of XHR L2 is one that they're familiar with and understood to be
> distinct from the original. Could we not continue to publish into TR space
> using the "2" suffix?

It appears Adrian is proposing:

  .../TR/XMLHttpRequest/  be a WG Note but it's not clear to me what 
version of XHR would be used: the 3-Aug-2010 XHR CR, the last ED that 
was created, some other version?

  .../TR/XMLHttpRequest2/ be used for Anne's merged version and titled 
"XMLHttpRequest Level 2".

Anne, All - WDYT?

Adrian - if there is consensus to do something like the above, would you 
commit to doing the editorial work on the WG Note?

(FWIW, I think Adrian's proposal is reasonable and it meets the I Can 
Live With It Test and if Anne wants the ED to remain version-less, 
that's OK, provided L2 is added to versions published in /TR/.)

-AB
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