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Re: W3C's version of XMLHttpRequest should be abandoned

From: Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen <hsteen@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2015 14:07:51 +0200
Message-ID: <CAE3JC2wFPk3X0KkaNGRL+tPpRSTnp4XP1nB=9bdt62Ed-CetOQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 9:15 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:

> According to Art
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/xhr/raw-file/default/Overview.html is no longer
> maintained. It should redirect to https://xhr.spec.whatwg.org/
> therefore.

Well, I don't think he said exactly "it's not maintained" - he said:

> According to Art the plan of record is to still pursue
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/xhr/raw-file/default/xhr-1/Overview.html

And you correctly note

> but
> that was last updated more than a year ago. Last "formally" published
> a year and a half ago.

And that is mostly my fault. I intended to keep the W3C fork up to date (at
least up to a point), but at some point I attempted to simply apply Git
patches from Anne's edits to the WHATWG version, and it turned out Git had
problems applying them automatically for whatever reason - apparently the
versions were already so distinct that it wasn't possible. Since then I
haven't found time for doing the manual cut-and-paste work required, and I
therefore think it's probably better to follow Anne's advice and drop the
W3C version entirely in favour of the WHATWG version. I still like the idea
of having a "stable" spec documenting the interoperable behaviour of XHR by
a given point in time - but I haven't been able to prioritise it and
neither, apparently, have the other two editors.
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