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Bringing Geolocation API to Recommendation

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:35:01 +0200
Message-ID: <1375968901.14157.30.camel@cumulustier>
To: public-geolocation@w3.org
Hi all,

As you may remember [0], the Geolocation API spec has been stuck in
Proposed Recommendation [1] since more than a year due to its dependency
on WebIDL, combined with lack of actual support for WebIDL semantics in
its implementations.

Recently, the W3C Director chose to promote a specification in a similar
situation (Web Storage) to Recommendation status:
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2013JulSep/0019.html
and follow up discussions on
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-forum/2013JulSep/0057.html
[Member-only links unfortunately]

Part of that decision was to demote the dependency on WebIDL to its
purely syntactic form, without asserting that implementations also fully
follow the associated semantics.

I would like to offer to submit a similar transition for the Geolocation
API, and will proceed with such an offer unless I hear objections in the
upcoming week; explicit support for that proposal would also be very
useful.

Thanks,

Dom

0.
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-geolocation/2012Sep/0000.html
1. http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/PR-geolocation-API-20120510/
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