Re: WebIDL Spec Status

On Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:11:23 +0600, Mounir Lamouri <>  

> On Tue, 24 Jun 2014, at 10:45, Glenn Adams wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 3:05 PM, Marcos <> wrote:
>> > Even if we were able to take the V1 bits to Rec (a lot of which is now
>> > obsolete), the V2 stuff is already widely supported and heavily  
>> relied on
>> > by browser vendors. IMO, it's a waste of everyone's time to try to  
>> maintain
>> > multiple versions.
>> >
>> I agree that the V1 CR should be abandoned or replaced with a completed
>> snapshot of V2. Though it would be useful to ask a wider community about
>> the value of moving some flavor of V1 to REC.
> What's the benefits from having a REC based on v1 even if we know it is
> already obsolete?

People who can happily use the obsolete version, but need something  
stable, can refer to a well-known version they use, that others can also  

This gives far better, although incomplete, interoperability than if  
everyone who wants a stable reference more than something they have to  
invest in watching, and reacting to, continuously, refers to a random  


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