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Re: CR exit criteria and features at risk for HTML5

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 23:33:10 -0700
Message-ID: <502F3726.5050101@jumis.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org
On 8/17/2012 4:32 AM, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>> The "strict" version does allow publicly available betas and the like. I'm curious whether anyone supports allowing non-public or experimental builds. I'll also check whether those who suggested this feel strongly about it.
> I think any publicly-available implementation should definitely count.
>   If it's interoperable to the level we want, why should we care if the
> implementer doesn't want to release it to all their users yet for some
> reason, or labels it "experimental"?  Even if someone only implemented
> it in a browser extension -- if it's an interoperable implementation,
> it's an interoperable implementation.  The point is just to show that
> it's interoperably implementable based on the spec, so any
> implementation at all is fine.  But we should only count public
> implementations, for the sake of transparency.

They must be broadly available and distributed. I personally have four 
implementations of HTML5 Canvas; I do not consider my personal quorum to 
meet the bar for interoperable implementations, despite their open 
source and provable interop.
Received on Saturday, 18 August 2012 06:33:32 UTC

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