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Re: Canvas 2D API specification update

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 06:30:27 -0400
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Eliot Graff <eliotgra@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Frank Olivier <franko@microsoft.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1256207427.28330.10.camel@chacal>
As Daniel expressed, one doesn't have to be an implementor in order to
edit a specification. Are you judging the document on its merits or on
the affiliation of the editor?

Philippe

On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 15:04 -0700, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> Is Microsoft considering a Canvas implementation in IE? I must admit  
> to having some discomfort with the spec being edited by the one  
> implementor that has *not* implemented Canvas so far. Good future  
> stewardship of the API requires having a stake in its success, and  
> Microsoft's past attitude towards Canvas has been one of hostility at  
> worst and indifference at best. It seems to me that this creates the  
> potential for significant conflict of interest.
> 
> Regards,
> Maciej
> 
> On Oct 21, 2009, at 12:58 PM, Eliot Graff wrote:
> 
> > In his mail describing why he created a separate Canvas 2D API  
> > specification, Doug Schepers wrote [1]:
> >
> >> There is a chance that currently Canvas could be a blocker on  
> >> progress
> >> for the HTML5 spec, and at this point, Canvas is so widely  
> >> implemented
> >> that I don't think it's at risk, so I hope this isn't disruptive.   
> >> I am
> >> available to help with any editing that needs doing, but I hope that
> >> others will also work with this draft, and step into the editor role.
> >
> > At Microsoft, we agree with the sentiments expressed by Doug, Maciej  
> > [2], and others about creating a separate Canvas 2D API  
> > specification. [3]  We are prepared to offer editorial resources to  
> > aid in the completion of this separate specification. We have looked  
> > over Doug's initial document, made some editorial enhancements, and  
> > are prepared to follow through in taking feedback and maintaining  
> > the specification.
> >
> > We believe that some sort of accessibility API functionality is  
> > needed in the canvas element. However, the exact nature and depth of  
> > that functionality presents a dilemma that may block progress on the  
> > HTML5 spec. We also think that the Canvas 2D API may be a desirable  
> > feature used in other technologies such as SVG.
> >
> > Starting with Doug Schepers' initial draft, we made changes to get  
> > the document to adhere to the W3C PubRules [4], enhance readability,  
> > and improve logical flow of the document. In addition, we foresee  
> > adding sample code throughout the specification, where appropriate.  
> > No normative changes have been made. As with all drafts, the Canvas  
> > 2D API specification is still a work in progress. We would like to  
> > solicit feedback about the changes that were made (see below TODO)  
> > and about further changes that the working group would like to see.
> >
> > Our updated version is published at http://dev.w3.org/html5/canvas-api/canvas-2d-api.html 
> > .
> >
> > [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-canvas-api/2009JulSep/0002.html
> > [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-canvas-api/2009JulSep/0007.html
> > [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Aug/0628.html
> > [3] http://www.w3.org/2005/07/pubrules
> >
> > Edits:
> > PubRules verified or applied throughout the specification, including  
> > fixing broken links and applying accessibility requirements.
> > Addition of normative references to remove reliance upon links to  
> > HTML5 specification
> > General language, formatting, and logical edits, such as:
> > 	Alphabetizing attributes and methods within existing sections
> > 	Editing sentences to make them easier to understand
> > 	Breaking long sentences, noun stacks, etc. to enhance readability
> > 	Reordering paragraphs to create more seamless flow within sections
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
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