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Re: Rough first draft of Level 0

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:35:11 +0200
Cc: public-coremob@w3.org
Message-Id: <1B22F47B-AFF3-4ABB-9507-DE224C41A354@berjon.com>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
On Mar 29, 2012, at 13:13 , James Graham wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Mar 2012, jeanfrancois.moy@orange.com wrote:
>>     Do platforms other than iOS support these, or plan to?
>> I don't think other platforms implement these meta tags. The only meta tag I know is supported by Android is apple-touch-icon-precomposed that defines the icon to be used when a shortcut on a
>> bookmark is added on the Home Screen. I think it would be nice however to put them in the ring 1 as there is no real alternative to these right now.
> 
> This seems like an "when all you have is a hammer..." approach.

... you hit people with it until they implement the stuff you're interested in using? ;)

> If there are proprietary features that are not part of the de-facto platform (i.e. that have not been adopted by multiple vendors) but that provide functionality that we would like, encouraging people to reverse engineer the proprietary feature by putting them in a high-profile wishlist is not the correct response. The right thing to do is to ensure that there is equivalent functionality on the standards track with multi-vendor buy in.

I certainly agree.

My approach in drafting this document is to start by erring on the side of inclusion. It is *much* easier to remember to exclude something that wasn't included when it shouldn't than it is to remember to include something that wasn't when it should have been.

This is not to say that there haven't been omissions of course.

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