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Re: Call for Consensus: retire current ScriptProcessorNode design & AudioWorker proposal

From: Andrew Vermie <andrew.vermie@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:59:54 -0500
Message-ID: <CAFBaXGSXAdt=1sLDMbx3EqX0q1ZM0eWVzKtjj4Ro5CmZ9GPCNg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>
Cc: "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org>, Olivier Thereaux <olivier.thereaux@bbc.co.uk>, Audio WG <public-audio@w3.org>
What are the advantages of introducing the new spec under the old API names
(createScriptProcessor + ScriptProcessorNode), rather than creating a new
API for this proposal and deprecating the old API?

As a developer working on a project with Web Audio API, I think it would be
less disruptive to have a clean break with the old API.  Thoughts?

On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 2:40 PM, Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com> wrote:

> That is precisely why I highlighted this risk.
> ScriptProcessors are certainly used today.  I don't think it's horrific to
> consider switching it over (and then off), but I do think it will take a
> concerted, cooperative effort to do so.  I think at the very least Mozilla
> and Chrome (and ideally Safari, too) would need to support the new version
> in roughly the same timeframe, would need to throw a "deprecation warning",
> and would need to have a concerted plan to shut off the old version in
> roughly the same timeframe, too.  Oh, and make sure IE doesn't support the
> old one at all.  :)
> We are getting a fair bit of heat for turning off old bits in Chrome, so
> believe me, I'm not taking this lightly.  I just think the previous
> incarnation is very bad.
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
> wrote:
>> How can we remove the current ScriptProcessorNode from the spec? My
>> understanding is that quite a few sites and applications depend on it.
>> Rob
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