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New Spec - Web Share API

From: Marcos Caceres <marcos@marcosc.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2019 15:39:52 +1000
Message-Id: <A8686C1A-CFAB-48C4-8771-A1E2E6F0B3D7@marcosc.com>
Cc: Matt Giuca <mgiuca@google.com>
To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hi All,
We are happy to announce that we've adopted the Web Share API from the WICG, as per our Charter: The spec "defines an API for sharing text, links and other content to an arbitrary destination of the user's choice." 

Currently implemented in Chrome (Android), Safari (iOS and Desktop), and Firefox is working on a prototype implementation. 

If you'd like to be involved in the standardization process, please join the discussion at:
https://github.com/w3c/web-share/

We hope to publish a FPWD soon. The spec is viewable at: 
https://w3c.github.io/web-share/

There are a number of additional features being proposed that the Editors would really like feedback on, in particular:

 * sharing a `File`. 
 * sharing feature detection, via canShare(). 

Big shout out to Matt Giuca and the folks at Google for doing an amazing job shepherding this spec through the WICG incubation process, including producing a great set of Web Platform Tests. 

Looking forward to a speedy standardization! 

Marcos 
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