Re: Adding Web Audio API Spec to W3C Repository

Hi Doug,

Thanks very much for providing the Hg repo.  I'll be taking steps to prepare
my specification proposal for the move in the very near future.

Best Regards,

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 6:26 AM, Doug Schepers <> wrote:

> Hi, folks-
> We've been aware from the beginning that there are two separate proposals
> for an audio API on the table, the one from Mozilla and the one from Google
> (by Chris Rogers).  Despite Chris being very active in the Audio XG and WG
> for some time, and despite the relative maturity of his spec (and
> implementation), I have delayed asking him to work on that in W3C space as
> an official editor's draft for this WG, because I wanted to avoid
> prejudicing group and public opinion towards that approach without giving
> Mozilla a chance to chime in on the process.
> Fortunately, Mozilla has now joined the Audio WG, and have been
> contributing on the mailing list; they have also identified an active point
> person for the topic, Matthew Gregan.
> So, in the interest of moving forward in a timely manner, and encouraging
> active debate, I'm now asking Chris Rogers to begin working on his Web Audio
> API spec in the W3C Audio WG Mercurial repository [1].  This should not be
> seen as a definitive or exclusive agreement by the group that this is the
> approach we are going to take, just as one valuable starting point.
> We don't yet have consensus as a group about the approach, but I do hope
> that we soon will.  Developers are very interested in this functionality,
> especially for games, and I would like for us to provide them a unified
> solution ASAP.
> Chris, if you are willing to bring your spec into W3C, you (and all members
> of the Audio WG) have commit access to the Hg repo [1], so feel free to
> upload it there.  If you run into any problems, let me know.
> Similarly, if anyone from Mozilla (or other interested parties) have an
> alternative spec, I invite them to submit it as soon as possible, so we can
> discuss the relative technical merits and come to consensus as a group.  We
> want all the major stakeholders to agree on a direction forward, for the
> good of the Web.
> [1]
> Regards-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Staff Contact, SVG, WebApps, Web Events, and Audio WGs

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