Re: Adding Web Audio API Spec to W3C Repository

On Fri, 10 Jun 2011, Chris Rogers wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 6:41 PM, Ian Hickson <> wrote:
> >
> > (Sorry for breaking threading, I wasn't on the list until now.)
> >
> > One last thing: I'm not convinced that audio APIs are really the next 
> > most important thing to work on on the Web platform. There are tons of 
> > new APIs already being proposed; so much so that implementation 
> > quality is suffering (the biggest indicator of that being the 
> > continued lack of comprehensive test suites for large parts of the 
> > platform, including such fundamentals as HTML).
> Hi Ian.  For what it's worth, a comprehensive test suite is very much a 
> priority for us.  We've adapted both WebKit's mac and chrome port of 
> DumpRenderTree and run-webkit-layout-tests to handle audio within the 
> last week.  I've written seven "layout" tests so far, and have many more 
> planned for the near future.  So, whatever reason there is for *not* 
> having an audio api, this is not a good reason.

I wasn't referring to the lack of an Audio API test suite, but to the 
general state of multivendor test suites for all Web technologies.

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