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Re: CfC: FPWD of Server-Sent Events, Web Sockets API, Web Storage, and Web Workers; deadline April 10

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 01:44:57 -0400
Message-ID: <49EEAED9.1090101@w3.org>
To: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
CC: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hi, Nikunj-

Nikunj Mehta wrote (on 4/21/09 5:44 PM):
>   Apparently the new charter [1] that forces everyone to re-join the WG
> also lists among its deliverables as WebStorage with the explanation
> that WebStorage is
> "two APIs for client-side data storage in Web applications: a name-value
> pair system, and a database system with a SQL frontend"
> Clearly, if the WD of WebStorage has in its abstract something more
> general, the charter should not be so specific.

Yes, I can see where you're coming from.

> I now understand that this new piece of text made its way into the
> charter recently.

Yes, in the final round of revisions after the AC review, we clarified 
some of the deliverables, and I pulled the descriptions from each spec.

>  The last message I can see about charter change for
> WebApps [1] only talks about adding WebWorkers. Apparently other changes
> were also made, but no diff provided to members about the charter change
> proposal.

Here is the original charter:

And here is the new charter:

In the original charter, what is now called Web Storage did not yet have 
a formal name, but was called out:
Offline APIs and Structured Storage for enabling local access to Web 
application resources when not connected to a network

So, it was already in the charter, but only named recently when the 
WebApps WG agreed to publish the spec (after the first draft of new 
charter was written).

> Can you throw some light on this?
> Ian Hickson wrote:
>> On Fri, 10 Apr 2009, Nikunj Mehta wrote:
>>> Here's what Oracle would like to see in the abstract:
>>> This specification defines two APIs for persistent data storage in Web
>>> clients: one for accessing key-value pair data and another for accessing
>>> structured data.
>> Done.

Your request to change this (and Ian's subsequent change) came after the 
charter was in its final form that was approved by W3M (as you can see 
by the timestamp at the bottom of the final version) [1].  So. it's 
really a matter of unfortunate timing.  Normally, such changes to the 
charter after the fact are frowned upon, but under the circumstances, I 
will see if it is acceptable to amend this, since the WebApps WG seems 
to agree that more general wording is preferred.

Sorry for the confusion.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2009/04/webapps-charter

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 05:45:11 UTC

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