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Re: WebIDL Spec Status

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:53:46 -0600
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+cHrs3i682_yrSLGBh+g4bMRdWhZq7DL-ERWQxt8z5D=Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
Cc: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Xiaoqian Cindy Wu <xiaoqian@w3.org>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 4:52 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>

> On 6/25/14 11:58 AM, Glenn Adams wrote:
>> In the case of WebIDL, my personal preference would be to not spend
>> precious effort on WebIDL 1 CR, but instead to:
>> (1) publish WebIDL 1 CR as a WG Note without attempting to resolve
>> outstanding issues, other than by clearly annotating the existence of those
>> issues in the Note;
>> (2) focus on moving WebIDL 2E (2nd edition) to FPWD and thence to LC, etc.
>> If this process is followed, then it also may be useful to relabel these
>> two works a bit, e.g., by calling what is now WebIDL CR something like
>> "WebIDL Legacy" in a WG Note, and then using the generic name WebIDL for
>> what is now called WebIDL 2E. Just an idea to consider.
> Well, I admit I like this proposal, quite a lot actually, however, I don't
> know if it will satisfy the relevant process requirements (f.ex.
> [NormRef]). (Perhaps I should move this proposal to the public-w3process
> list ...)
> Phillippe, Yves, Cindy - what are your thoughts on Glenn's proposal for v1?
> Glenn - would your v1 WG Note proposal satisfy all of the WebIDL reference
> cases that concern you (I'm wondering in particular about specs from other
> SSOs that reference WebIDL)?

The reference cases I'm working with (primarily DLNA specs) dereference
WebIDL via the HTML5 references list, which in turn, refers to WebIDL 2E.
So at this point, I have no issue with the existing CR being moved to a WG

Given the limited editorial resources, I prefer effort going into
progressing 2E.

> All - feedback on Glenn's proposal is certainly welcome.
> -Thanks, AB
> [NormRef] <http://www.w3.org/2013/09/normative-references>
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