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[admin] Towards XHR "The Attorney's Edition"

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:46:34 -0500
Message-ID: <512F6DCA.2080401@nokia.com>
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Last year we agreed to stop work on the "baseline" XHR spec because no 
one was willing to work on that version of the spec. Since then, the new 
XHR Editors agreed to work on a baseline version as well as to continue 
to work on the `bleeding edge` version.

One goal of the baseline version is to specify features that are widely 
implemented and deployed today. As such, it _should_ be relatively 
straight forward to move this version to LC and then to CR->PR->REC and 
thus "finalize" the IP commitments by WebApps' members. (There are no 
firm IP commitments for XHR until a REC is published.)

My proposal is to use the "XMLHttpRequest1" shortname for the baseline 
version, the same shortname as the XHR WG Note published 17 January 2012 
[XHR-Note]. Thus, the first TR publication of the new baseline spec 
would "replace" the WG Note (although the dated version of the WG Note 
[XHR-Note-Dated] will of course be untouched).

I don't feel strongly about the title of the baseline version. Some 
options: "XMLHttpRequest Baseline", "XMLHttpRequest Level {0,1}" and I 
could live with something like "XMLHttpRequest: The Attorney's Edition 
[v{0,1}]".

Comments?

-Art and Chaals

[XHR-Note] <http://www.w3.org/TR/XMLHttpRequest1/>
[XHR-Note-Dated] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/NOTE-XMLHttpRequest1-20120117/>
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