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Re: Web Storage Rec errata?

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:46:48 -0400
Message-ID: <553F8138.80601@gmail.com>
To: "Kostiainen, Anssi" <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 4/21/15 5:39 AM, Kostiainen, Anssi wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a plan to publish an errata to sync the Web Storage Rec [1] with the latest? I counted 8 commits cherry picked into the Editor's Draft since Rec [2].
> If no errata publication is planned, I'd expect the Rec to clearly indicate its status.

Hi Anssi,

Re the priority of this issue, is this mostly a "truth and beauty" 
process-type request or is this issue actually creating a problem(s)? 
(If the later, I would appreciate it, if you would please provide some 
additional context.)

The main thing blocking the publication of errata is a commitment from 
someone to actually do the work. I also think Ian's automatic push of 
commits from the WHATWG version of Web Storage to [2] was stopped a long 
time ago so there could be additional changes to be considered, and the 
totality of changes could include normative changes. Did you check for 
these later changes?

If you, or anyone else, would like to help with this effort, that would 
be great. (If it would be helpful, we could create a new webstorage repo 
under github/w3c/, work on the errata in that repo and redirect the 
CVS-backed errata document to the new repo.)

Personally, I think putting errata in a separate file - as opposed to 
putting changes directly into [1] - is mostly "make work" and fails the 
"principle of least surprise". However, I think the consortium's various 
processes preclude us from doing what I consider is "the right thing".

-Thanks, ArtB

> Thanks,
> -Anssi
> [1]http://www.w3.org/TR/webstorage/
> [2]http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/webstorage/Overview.html
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