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Normative references to Workers.

From: Mike West <mkwst@google.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:31:16 +0200
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To: Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>, Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>, Dan Veditz <dveditz@mozilla.com>, Brad Hill <hillbrad@gmail.com>, Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
The "Upgrade Insecure Requests" specification[1] references the WHATWG HTML
spec for the
"set up a worker environment settings object" algorithm[2], as the Web
Workers Candidate Recommendation from May 2012[3] substantially predates
the entire concept of a "settings object", and because the WHATWG is the
group where work on Workers seems to be being done.

This referential choice was flagged during a discussion of transitioning
the Upgrade spec to CR, where it was noted that the Web Workers editor's
draft from May 2014 does contain the referenced concept[4].

It seems appropriate, then, to bring the question to this group: does
WebApps intend to update the Workers draft in TR? If so, is there a path
forward to aligning the Workers document with the work that's happened over
the last year and a half in WHATWG? Alternatively, does WebApps intend to
drop work on Workers in favor of the WHATWG's document?

It would be helpful if we could get some clarity here. :)

Thanks!

[1]: https://w3c.github.io/webappsec/specs/upgrade/
[2]:
https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/workers.html#set-up-a-worker-environment-settings-object
[3]: http://www.w3.org/TR/workers/
[4]: https://w3c.github.io/workers/

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