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CfC: Add PointerLock and Gamepad APIs to WebApps' charter; deadline December 1

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:16:25 -0500
Message-ID: <4ECE43A9.90305@nokia.com>
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, "public-webevents@w3.org" <public-webevents@w3.org>
Below, Darin proposes the Pointer Lock [PL] (formerly known as Mouse 
Lock) spec and the Gamepad [GP] spec be added to the Web Applications 
WG's charter and not the Web Events WG's charter. This is a Call for 
Consensus to accept that proposal.

Positive response to this CfC is preferred and encouraged and silence 
will be considered as agreeing with the proposal. The deadline for 
comments is December 1 and all comments should be sent to public-webapps 
at w3.org.

-AB

[PL] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/raw-file/default/mouse-lock.html
[GP] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/raw-file/tip/gamepad.html

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	PointerLock and Gamepad APIs
Date: 	Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:04:19 -0800
From: 	ext Darin Fisher <darin@google.com>
To: 	<public-webevents@w3.org>, Web Applications Working Group WG 
<public-webapps@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>



Back in September, it was proposed to expand the charter of the 
WebEvents WG to include PointerLock (formerly known as MouseLock) and 
Gamepad APIs [1].  This seemed like a logical home for them given that 
both of these APIs pertain to input event systems.

However, one thing that became apparent was that Apple was not willing 
to join the WebEvents WG [2].  Since we, the Chrome team at Google, work 
on WebKit alongside Apple engineers, it is a bit undesirable for us to 
not be able to work together with Apple in the WGs, which develop the 
specs that we implement in WebKit.  From an efficiency point of view, it 
is far easier if we can discuss APIs in a single forum instead of having 
to relay concerns between forums.

I'd like to therefore propose that instead of expanding the charter of 
WebEvents to include PointerLock and Gamepad, that we instead add those 
APIs to another WG such as WebApps.  I believe they make sense in 
WebApps given the scope of work being done there and the parties involved.

Thoughts?
-Darin

[1] 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webevents/2011JulSep/0087.html

[2] Recently, Apple disclosed some patents for the Touch Events 
specification 
[http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webevents/2011OctDec/0118.html], 
which is currently the only deliverable for the WebEvents WG.
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