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Re: [proximity, light] Dispatching events at objects (was: Please confirm DAP comment resolution)

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:28:05 +0100
To: Anssi Kostiainen <anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com>
CC: ext Rick Waldron <waldron.rick@gmail.com>, "public-device-apis public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, Doug Turner <dougt@mozilla.com>, "ext Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@annevk.nl>, Frederick Hirsch <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Message-ID: <C0D814515475465BB89892DB3AFFD8F6@fb.com>
On Friday, February 22, 2013 at 3:23 PM, Anssi Kostiainen wrote:
> > I'm sorry to say that there was never much motivation here, since most of the copy/paste designs already have implementations. The whole thing felt like an exercise in futility, considering the lack of historic precedent in support of implementors wanting to support alternative designs or even consider dropping the existing APIs (especially where platform code, eg, b2g/gaia, has been written).
> 
> Too bad. Personally speaking, I really liked your proposal, as did many others. But if an implementation ships, the spec typically cannot be changed in backwards-incompatible ways.

I've heard significant interest from implementors to do a version 2. These things happen. Look at what's now going with AppCache.

--tobie
Received on Friday, 22 February 2013 14:28:38 UTC

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