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Draft: Plan and next steps for AppCache.NG

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 08:47:32 -0500
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To: Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>, Mike Smith <mike@w3.org>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, Doug Schepers <doug@w3.org>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@gmail.com>, Jonas Sicking <sicking@mozilla.com>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>, Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>, Jake Archibald <jaffathecake@gmail.com>
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Hi All - I've been thinking about "who is going to do what and when?" re 
AppCache.NG, and below is a series of related Q&As.

As I worked through a plan and next steps, I started to think that since 
it could be unwise or even potentially harmful to extract AppCache from 
HTML5, I concluded it may be best to make AppCache.NG a joint 
deliverable between WebApps and HTMLWG. As such, my Q&As reflect a joint 
deliverable for AppCache.NG.

Please let me know your thoughts on these points, especially the 
relationship between these two groups for AppCache.NG.

-Thanks, AB

P.S. I didn't cross-post this to the CG or the two WGs since this is 
basically a strawman proposal to see if "I heard what you heard" last 
week. However, if you want to forward this to any of those lists, that's 
fine with me.


* What is the status of AppCache for the HTMLWG's HTML5.REC-track spec? 
AppCache will be marked as a Feature At Risk in HTML5.REC-track.

* Where will work on UCs and Requirements for AppCache.NG be done? UCs 
and Reqs work for AppCache.NG will be lead by the Fixing AppCache CG 
using their public-fixing-appcache list. We expect that work to be 
direct input into the specification of AppCache.NG.

* Currently, are there any concrete proposal(s) for the AppCache.NG 
spec? No, although Jonas Sicking indicated he will make a proposal.

* Which WG will lead the specification of AppCache.NG? WebApps (see 
#WebApps-mins and #HTMLWG-mins).

* Which e-mail list will be used for technical discussion about the 
AppCache.NG spec? public-webapps (Subject: prefix [appcache]).

* Will the AppCache.NG spec be included in HTML5.REC-track or in a 
standalone Extension spec? This depends on a number of factors including 
when AppCache.NG is stable, its level of implementation, its level of 
interoperability, etc.

* Which WG will publish AppCache.NG? WebApps & HTMLWG will jointly 
publish AppCache.NG since it will be a joint deliverable between the two 

* Will WebApps need a charter update to formally add AppCache? Yes (see 

* Will AppCache.NG be identified as a joint deliverable in both WebApps' 
and HTMLWG's charters? Yes.

#WebApps-mins <http://www.w3.org/2012/10/30-webapps-minutes.html#item06>
#HTMLWG-mins <http://www.w3.org/2012/11/01-html-wg-minutes.html#item02>
#WebApps-charter <http://www.w3.org/2012/webapps/charter/>

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