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Re: Ringmark is now open source

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:15:34 +0200
Cc: public-coremob@w3.org
Message-Id: <EA1F3634-E098-40B9-B9DC-978D014F9588@berjon.com>
To: Thaddee Tyl <thaddee.tyl@gmail.com>
On Apr 5, 2012, at 00:27 , Thaddee Tyl wrote:
> Furthermore, I wonder why Ring 0 targets the default browsers of
> Android and iOS specifically? This behaviour feels like the olden days
> of IE-only. We should target features for their orthogonality, not for
> their support in browsers.

Ring 0 isn't "targeting" the default browsers of Android and iOS, it is using those as a metric of what developers have grown to expect when developing Web applications that can hope to match the ones found in app stores. It's just a convenient shortcut to reality which avoids having to spend endless cycles discussing what the metaphysical essence of a web app is, and how many angels can dance on its head.

Since it's a shortcut it doesn't need to be a brutal cut-off. But it is nevertheless useful.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:16:13 UTC

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