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Re: MIDI spec questions

From: Joseph Berkovitz <joe@noteflight.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2015 19:00:09 -0400
Cc: "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
Message-Id: <80171817-B0D2-4930-B974-FD8B97AD63EB@noteflight.com>
To: Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>
Thanks, Chris! I’ve posted responses on github to most of these issues.


> On Mar 9, 2015, at 4:52 PM, Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com> wrote:
> I did some updates to the spec this morning.  We still have six open issues:
> Cross-platform persistent identifiers: https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/124 <https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/124> - I think this should be solved along with VSTis and virtual MIDI ports.  I think this can be closed as essentially a duplicate of #45 below.
> MIDI input/output disconnection: https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/79 <https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/79> - This is pending some final wrangling mostly between myself and Takashi; should be resolved in the next day or two.
> General MIDI support: https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/110 <https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/110> - I would like to won't-fix and close this.  The only thing I could see us doing here is some way of the user specifying a "default General MIDI device".  As these are usually no longer present (Windows and OSX don't ship a default device anymore, IIUC), and features that require user configuration tend to almost never work (and the user could config it in the web app anyway), I would strongly suggest we won't-fix this.
> Web MIDI should be available from Workers: https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/99 <https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/99> - I think we need to decide if this is critical for v1 or should simply be a future enhancement.
> Does MIDIPort.id need to be origin-scoped: https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/79 <https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/79>.  I think the answer to this is "no", as per outlined in issue comments.
> Virtual MIDI ports: https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/45 <https://github.com/WebAudio/web-midi-api/issues/45> - I think we agreed at the FTF this should be v2.
> As I said, I think point 2 will be worked out in the next couple of days; the rest of these I am actively proposing resolutions for (1 resolved as a dupe of 6, 3 and 5 won't-fixed, and 4 moved to v2.)  I would welcome input on these issues.
> -Chris

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