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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 01:35:59 +0000 (UTC)
To: Eduard Pascual <herenvardo@gmail.com>
Cc: Fenton Travers <fenton_travers@yahoo.com>, Jock Murphy <jockm@stufflabs.com>, public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1005030133450.8532@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 3 May 2010, Eduard Pascual wrote:
> 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)?

It would probably be pretty hard because of the cross-dependencies.

> 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 unaffected.
> 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 
> features".

Browsers don't generally claim to support a particular version, unless 
they're lying. For example, nobody has ever implemented all of HTML4 
correctly. I don't think that's been a problem.

I'm more interested in having the spec be realistic and useful for 
implementors and authors than optimising it for making it easier to make 
claims of conformance.

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