Re: [Json] Counterproposal on work items

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Wed, 27 February 2013 18:29 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] Counterproposal on work items
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On 2/27/13 11:15 AM, Barry Leiba wrote:
>>> I don't know. I think I'd be fine if we just asked Crockford
>>> (perhaps helped by a willing editor) to do 4627bis and then
>>> have the AD sponsor it on Standards Track.
>> 
>> I did ask him.  I actually asked him about updating it even
>> before I had heard about the JSON BoF.  He indicated that he is
>> willing to work on it "as long as it does not break compatibility
>> with existing implementations."
>> 
>> As editor, I think he would be in a good position to ensure that
>> his requirement is met.
> 
> Indeed; I had talked with him back in August, as well, with the
> same response.  And as the likely responsible AD for any WG that
> forms, I can say that I strongly agree with the "doesn't break
> compatibility" point.  My view is that the charter has to make it
> clear that the "4627 to Standards Track" work is essentially a
> re-classification in place, rolling in errata and clarifications,
> but *not* changing the language.  Any proposals that actually make
> changes would have to come later, and be considered as separate
> work proposals.

+1 for sure.

Peter

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