RE: to stop work on Programmable HTTP Caching and Serving spec; deadline March 10

Microsoft supports this CfC.

From: [] On Behalf Of Arthur Barstow
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 5:26 AM
To: public-webapps
Cc: Mark Nottingham; Julian Reschke; Nikunj Mehta
Subject: CfC: to stop work on Programmable HTTP Caching and Serving spec; deadline March 10

Hi All,

WebApps' "Programmable HTTP Caching and Serving" spec was last updated by Nikunj in January 2010. Since then, my attempt to determine the level of interest in this spec via the tread below (archived at [1]) received no real traction.

As such, this is a Call for Consensus to formally stop work on this spec. More specifically, the proposal includes:

1. Moving the spec from the PubStatus' active API Specifications table [2] to the "Specs NO Longer Active" table [3]

2. Marking its "Plans" data with "Work on the specification has ended"

3. Removing it from WebApps' charter the next time the charter is renewed (current charter ends June 2012)

Positive response to this CfC is preferred and encouraged and silence will be assumed to mean agreement with the proposal. The deadline for comments is March 10. Please send all comments to:<>

-Art Barstow


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[DataCache] Status and plans for Programmable HTTP Caching and Serving?


Fri, 5 Nov 2010 14:26:13 +0100


Barstow Art (Nokia-CIC/Boston) <><>


public-webapps <><>, Nikunj Mehta <><>, Bernard Traversat <><>, Julian Reschke <><>, Mark Nottingham <><>

Hi All,

During WebApps' November 1 gathering at the TPAC, we discussed [Mins] the WG's "Programmable HTTP Caching and Serving" spec, last updated by Nikunj in January 2010 [DataCache].

During this discussion, I agreed to the following related actions:

ACTION-599 "Ask Nikunj to report the status and plans of Programmable Cache to public-webapps"

ACTION-600 "Ask Oracle about their level of interest in Programmable Cache"

ACTION-601 "Ask public-webapps about creating Use Cases and requirements of Program App Caches versus HTML5 App Cache"

ACTION-602 "Contact julian reschke and Mark Nottingham about Data Cache"

My short summary of this discussion is: it isn't clear if there is sufficient interest to continue this spec and if there is interest, what are the specific use cases it will address (i.e. use cases not addressed by HTML5 AppCache), and who is willing to commit to drive the spec forward.

-Art Barstow

[ tracker tags: ACTION-599, ACTION-600, ACTION-601, ACTION-602 ]


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