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Re: Seeking pre-LCWD comments for Indexed Database API; deadline February 2

From: Nikunj Mehta <nikunj@o-micron.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 01:54:24 -0800
Cc: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@google.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3F488147-1414-454F-A67D-6F9DEAAA2DC1@o-micron.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On Jan 19, 2010, at 3:39 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> On Jan 19, 2010, at 3:05 PM, Jeremy Orlow wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 4:50 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com 
>> > wrote:
>> Nikunj would like to move the Indexed Database API spec to Last  
>> Call Working Draft (LCWD):
>>  http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebSimpleDB/
>> If you have any comments, please send them to public-webapps@w3.org  
>> by February 2.
>> Note the Process Document states the following regarding the  
>> significance/meaning of a LCWD:
>> [[
>> http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#last-call
>> Purpose: A Working Group's Last Call announcement is a signal that:
>> * the Working Group believes that it has satisfied its relevant  
>> technical requirements (e.g., of the charter or requirements  
>> document) in the Working Draft;
>> * the Working Group believes that it has satisfied significant  
>> dependencies with other groups;
>> * other groups SHOULD review the document to confirm that these  
>> dependencies have been satisfied. In general, a Last Call  
>> announcement is also a signal that the Working Group is planning to  
>> advance the technical report to later maturity levels.
>> ]]
>> Additionally, a LCWD should be considered feature-complete with all  
>> issues resolved.
>> If there are other groups that should be asked for comments, please  
>> forward this email to them or identify the group(s).
>> -Regards, Art Barstow
>> We (Google) support this LC publication.
>> We would, however, like time to gather meaningful experience with  
>> the spec before the last call review period ends.  We expect we'll  
>> have this experience by the end of May.  Would it be permissible to  
>> have a 4 month LC review period to facilitate this?
> We at Apple are also in reviewing the spec and would also like  
> additional time to review.

How is the review coming along? It would be useful to get incremental  
feedback and comments rather than a large set all at once. Does Apple  
have an ETA for completing the review?

> It doesn't matter that much to us if the review time is before or  
> during Last Call, but we definitely can't do a meaningful review by  
> February 2, and therefore cannot really sign off by that date on  
> whether the document has satisfied relevant technical requirements,  
> is feature-complete, and has all issues resolved.

It would really help if we can all check whether IndexedDB satisfies  
relevant technical requirements. Besides inverted indexes, I have  
ruled out any other feature requests that seem to expand the scope of  
this spec without commensurate benefits.

> (As far as I can tell the document is less than 4 months old as an  
> Editor's Draft and is about 60 pages long, so I hope it is  
> reasonable to ask for some reasonable amount of review time.)
> Regards,
> Maciej

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