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Adding Web Audio API Spec to W3C Repository

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 09:26:35 -0400
Message-ID: <4DF0CA0B.9060802@w3.org>
To: public-audio@w3.org
Hi, folks-

We've been aware from the beginning that there are two separate 
proposals for an audio API on the table, the one from Mozilla and the 
one from Google (by Chris Rogers).  Despite Chris being very active in 
the Audio XG and WG for some time, and despite the relative maturity of 
his spec (and implementation), I have delayed asking him to work on that 
in W3C space as an official editor's draft for this WG, because I wanted 
to avoid prejudicing group and public opinion towards that approach 
without giving Mozilla a chance to chime in on the process.

Fortunately, Mozilla has now joined the Audio WG, and have been 
contributing on the mailing list; they have also identified an active 
point person for the topic, Matthew Gregan.

So, in the interest of moving forward in a timely manner, and 
encouraging active debate, I'm now asking Chris Rogers to begin working 
on his Web Audio API spec in the W3C Audio WG Mercurial repository [1]. 
  This should not be seen as a definitive or exclusive agreement by the 
group that this is the approach we are going to take, just as one 
valuable starting point.

We don't yet have consensus as a group about the approach, but I do hope 
that we soon will.  Developers are very interested in this 
functionality, especially for games, and I would like for us to provide 
them a unified solution ASAP.

Chris, if you are willing to bring your spec into W3C, you (and all 
members of the Audio WG) have commit access to the Hg repo [1], so feel 
free to upload it there.  If you run into any problems, let me know.

Similarly, if anyone from Mozilla (or other interested parties) have an 
alternative spec, I invite them to submit it as soon as possible, so we 
can discuss the relative technical merits and come to consensus as a 
group.  We want all the major stakeholders to agree on a direction 
forward, for the good of the Web.

[1] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/audio/

-Doug Schepers
W3C Staff Contact, SVG, WebApps, Web Events, and Audio WGs
Received on Thursday, 9 June 2011 13:26:40 UTC

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