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Re: Bringing Geolocation API to Recommendation

From: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 10:37:06 -0700
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Cc: public-geolocation@w3.org
Message-ID: <AF77932E1D024130A36BCD4BC1CBC66E@gmail.com>
This sounds good.

I think we should recharter soon to fix a few small issues, and address geofencing.  We probably could also create a promise based API that could replace the existing api. 

-- 
Doug Turner


On Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 6:35 AM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:

> 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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