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Re: Web Audio API spec review

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 02:37:39 +0300
Message-ID: <4FB2E8C3.3000302@helsinki.fi>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
CC: Chris Rogers <crogers@google.com>, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, public-audio@w3.org
On 05/16/2012 02:15 AM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi <mailto:Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>> wrote:
>
>     On 05/16/2012 01:26 AM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>
>         One thing that is going to be really important when addressing this feedback is understanding the existing compatibility constraints. As I
>         said in an
>         earlier email, if Webkit is unwilling to take a change, due to compatibility concerns, then we probably don't want to take that change in the
>         spec either.
>
>
>     What compatibility concerns? We're talking about an early draft of a spec, which is even implemented prefixed.
>     Changing the spec sure should be possible.
>
>
> Google has heavily evangelized use of Web Audio in production apps. It has been presented as *the* solution for audio processing, without caveats.

That sounds like a bug in Google evangelism process. Or is it the case that they have evangelized for
Chrome Web Apps (or whatever is the right term). Those are in a walled garden, so not really part of the web.


-Olli


> Google people told me they're not willing to break compatibility with the content created under those assumptions.
>
> Rob
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