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Re: Futures

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:49:26 +0200
Message-ID: <516ED296.1070207@w3.org>
To: "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, es-discuss <es-discuss@mozilla.org>, Douglas Crockford <douglas@crockford.com>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>, Norbert Lindenberg <w3@norbertlindenberg.com>, Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
On 17/04/2013 17:56 , Mark S. Miller wrote:
> Hi Anne, promises were already in progress for ES7. It was the w3c that
> chose to fork the effort rather than participate and provide feedback.

Just to be crystal clear here, the W3C hasn't done anything at this 
point. DOMFutures currently only exist in a WHATWG spec. Given W3C's 
close and cosy relationship with WHATWG though, I certainly expect 
groups to start using it pretty much immediately so I understand if you 
might see that as a distinction without a difference.

Having said that, the only reason we're collectively having what might 
amount to a form of turf war is because we're all tilling the same turf, 
and despite having goals that are overwhelmingly the same we're doing so 
from somewhat distant houses.

I don't think that Anne's comment stemmed from some form of 
imperialistic view of W3C taking over everything (that's not quite like 
him :), but rather simply intended to point out that it would be simpler 
if we did all of this under a common roof. Indeed, we can make plans for 
coordination as we just did, but coordination happens because there's a 
disconnect. Removing the disconnect can be helpful too.

I have no idea what the politics of such a rapprochement would look 
like, and I can certainly imagine a variegated spectrum of modalities 
for it. I just want to point out that if there's interest, there are 
people over here happy to help make it happen. At the end of the day we 
just want a better platform with the minimum cost in bureaucracy.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 16:49:39 UTC

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