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Web Storage's Normative References and PR / REC

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 07:28:45 -0500
Message-ID: <513887FD.9080702@nokia.com>
To: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Yves, Philippe,

WebApps agreed via [CfC] to publish a Proposed Recommendation of Web 
Storage [CR] (implementation report is [ImplReport]). The CR has three 
normative W3C references that are not yet Recommendations: DOMCore WD, 
HTML5 CR and WebIDL CR. As such, we need you to clarify the implications 
of these references re publishing a Web Storage PR and REC.

As I understand it, the Consortium's Process Document is actually silent 
regarding maturity level of normative references. However, the Team 
enforces - with some very specific exceptions - a reference policy via 
"transition rules" ([TransRules]), in particular:

[[
Note: In general, documents do not advance to Recommendation with 
normative references to W3C specifications that are not yet Recommendations.
]]

I _think_ the various processes and policies permit the Web Storage PR 
to be published with the normative references in their current status. 
Is this true?

However, for the REC to be published, we can either wait until all of 
the normative references are PRs themselves or we can ask the Director 
for "exceptions". In case we want to pursue this later exception route, 
would you please explain, what exactly the group would need to do for 
each of these references?

-Thanks, AB

[CfC] 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2013JanMar/0595.html>
[CR] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/CR-webstorage-20111208/>
[ImplReport] <http://www.w3.org/wiki/Webapps/Interop/WebStorage>
[TransRules] < 
http://services.w3.org/xslt?xmlfile=http://www.w3.org/2005/08/01-transitions.html&xslfile=http://www.w3.org/2005/08/transitions.xsl&docstatus=pr-tr>
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