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Re: request for guidance: centralized extensibility for HTML5 using X3D graphics

From: Chris Marrin <cmarrin@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 11:14:40 -0800
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To: public-html@w3.org

On Feb 23, 2010, at 4:03 PM, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:

> So you are requesting the HTML5 mandate (or at least recommend) WebGL as a standard technology?  Or that the X3DDOM be a standard part of the HTML5 DOM? 
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> I guess I don't understand exactly what you are asking of this working group.

I'm saying that it would not be a good idea to make X3D part of a web browser's core functionality. A declarative approach to 3D is a good idea and it's even a good idea to embed some 3D nodes natively in a browser. But that core node set should be much smaller and should layer additional functionality on top of  it, like X3DOM does today. The Web3D group is ideally positioned to investigate such a node set. So in my opinion (and it's only my opinion) the Web3D group should investigate that alternative approach rather than trying to get X3D embedded in web browsers.

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