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Re: [workers] Moving the Web Workers spec back to Last Call WD

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:18:17 +0000 (UTC)
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1102141013360.28618@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 12 Feb 2011, Arthur Barstow wrote:
> Regarding re-publishing the Web Workers spec [ED] as a new Last Call 
> Working Draft ...
> Bugzilla shows one open bug [Bugs]:
>   11818 - As documented in the "Creating workers" section, a worker *must* be
> an external script.
>   http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11818
> What high priority work must be done such that this spec is ready to be 
> re-published as a new Last Call Working draft?

None, to my knowledge. The bug above is a feature request.

> In particular, what are the proposals, plans and timeline to address the 
> above bug?

I expect to address the issue of supporting data: URL scripts in workers 
at the same time as adding the ability to do cross-origin shared workers, 
currently estimated to be in 6 to 18 months, depending on browser 
implementation progress on other features in the same timeframe.

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