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Re: Ringmark is now open source

From: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 09:59:50 +0200
Message-ID: <4F7D50F6.9040104@opera.com>
To: Matt Kelly <mk@fb.com>
CC: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>, Thaddee Tyl <thaddee.tyl@gmail.com>, Wonsuk Lee <wonsuk11.lee@samsung.com>, "public-coremob@w3.org" <public-coremob@w3.org>, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
On Thu 05 Apr 2012 02:05:08 AM CEST, Matt Kelly wrote:
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> From: Marcos Caceres [mailto:w3c@marcosc.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 4:55 PM
> To: Matt Kelly
> Cc: Tobie Langel; Thaddee Tyl; Wonsuk Lee; public-coremob@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Ringmark is now open source
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> On Thursday, 5 April 2012 at 00:09, Matt Kelly wrote:
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>>> The point of Ringmark is to enable developers to build modern web apps for smartphones (primarily touch devices). Opera has a browser on smartphones, but it doesn't have significant market share.
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>> What's the marketshare cut off?
>>> Opera mini, which does have a large amount of market share, is targeted at feature phones.
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>> Do you mean those phones that about 70% of the world uses and will continue to use for a while yet? :)
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>> But seriously, I think we need to take a balanced view here.
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> Ring 0 is focused on giving developers an accurate view of what functionality is available for building modern web apps on smartphones.  In that context, iOS Safari and the Android browser have nearly all of the market share.

Who has decided on this focus on specific browsers? I don't recall any 
discussion here about it, and consider it to be deeply problematic. I 
don't think the W3C should be in the business of blessing specific 
implementations.
Received on Thursday, 5 April 2012 08:00:35 UTC

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