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Re: Working Group members

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 17:30:58 -0800
Message-Id: <7305E4C1-7A1D-40F5-BADA-6DC0A1C87378@apple.com>
Cc: Web-API <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: Sylvain Hellegouarch <sh@defuze.org>


On Feb 20, 2006, at 9:37 AM, Sylvain Hellegouarch wrote:

> I am asking that list because I would like to know whether major  
> players (ie people from the Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer,  
> Konqueror, etc. teams) support the work being done by this group in  
> order to know if this has a chance to be more than just a  
> specification.

I am the Apple representative and I am on the Safari team. (You  
didn't meantion Safari on your list, but by most metrics(*) it has  
more overall browser market share than either Opera or Konqueror, so  
I hope we count as a major player.)

> I mean, is there a strong will by everybody attending the WG to  
> actually implement those features? T

I can't commit to any specific future plans on Apple's behalf.  
Personally, I would like to see Safar/WebKit changed to conform  
specifications that cover existing de facto standards. This will be a  
benefit for cross-browser compatibility. For standards that define  
new features, we would have to decide on a case by case basis.

There are others involved with various web browsers on the WG. I will  
let them speak for themselves.

Regards,
Maciej

* - The metrics could be wrong, statistics do lie, but I think at the  
very least we're in the same ballpark.
Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2006 01:31:34 GMT

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