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Re: Proposal to work on Geolocation

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 14:38:37 -0700
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-webapi@w3.org, chaals@opera.com
Message-Id: <5844BF4B-2CEA-4D46-856E-518B14254434@apple.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>

On May 27, 2008, at 2:01 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:

> Hi, Ian-
> Thanks for this proposal.
> I strongly believe that W3C should be working on this, and over the  
> last few weeks, Mike Smith and I have been talking to key vendors  
> and other parties to bring together the proper resources to do this,  
> including some discussion at Google.  We have identified several  
> interested parties.
> In fact, I proposed on the WebApps WG charter to add this  
> deliverable. However, the Advisory Committee's review of the charter  
> indicated that the Membership wants this to happen in a dedicated  
> Geolocation API WG.
> The W3C intends to follow through on that, and to allocate Team  
> resources to this valuable technology.  We will announce something  
> formal soon.
> Rest assured that Mike and I are intent on ensuring that there is no  
> scope creep for this API, and that the Geolocation API WG will take  
> a pragmatic, vendor-aware approach, and will act quickly.

I could not find record of any such objection in the Advisory  
Committee mailing list archives, or any record of an official W3C  
decision on this point. As Team contact, could you please explain who  
made this decision and on what basis?

Received on Tuesday, 27 May 2008 21:39:24 UTC

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