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Re: Can accessing the device microphone and camera be added to HTML5?

From: Eduard Pascual <herenvardo@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 00:53:34 +0200
Message-ID: <i2t6ea53251005021553z9e14bc4bk6560c53737b97d9b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Fenton Travers <fenton_travers@yahoo.com>, Jock Murphy <jockm@stufflabs.com>, public-html-comments@w3.org
On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 11:11 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> I think a better solution would be to have a continuous process of adding
> features and fixing bugs, with no frozen versions. What's the point of a
> cycle? It doesn't match any of the browser vendors, it doesn't match the
> authoring community, so why bother? It's just artificial.

Could a "snapshot" approach work here? I know it was tried with CSS
and it hadn't much success (CSS Snapshot 2007 is still on LC stage,
and it's already May 2010); but the by-feature tracking of browser
support can help a lot in the case of HTML5.

For example, how doable would be to automatically generate a filtered
document with only those features that are at least supported by two
implementations (ie: they pass all the relevant tests)?

A key advantage here is that a snapshot can be frozen without
interfering with spec advancement. For example, no matter what changes
are made next month, a "HTML Snapshot May 2010" would remain

This would allow implementations to claim conformance with a given
snapshot, which is more useful for users when comparing available
options than vague claims such as "already supports a lot of HTML5

Anyway, that's just an idea.

Eduard Pascual
Received on Sunday, 2 May 2010 23:02:23 UTC

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