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Re: Web Audio API spec review

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 15:51:02 +0300
Message-ID: <4FB25136.2040800@helsinki.fi>
To: Olivier Thereaux <olivier.thereaux@bbc.co.uk>
CC: Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, public-audio@w3.org
On 05/15/2012 03:25 PM, Olivier Thereaux wrote:
> Hi Philip, all
> On 15/05/2012 13:45, Philip J├Ągenstedt wrote:
>> Marcus and I have begun spec review of the Web Audio API and MediaStream
>> Processing with the expectation to start implementing something in the
>> not too distant future.
> Please note, per http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-audio/2012AprJun/0144.html that the MediaStream Processing spec will soon be republished
> as a Note and that the group will be focussing on the Web Audio API.

That is sad given the technical merits the MediaStream Processing API has.
I don't know why the WG ended up to such resolution.


>> The executive summary is that the Web Audio API is largely
>> underspecified and that we could not even begin to implement it based on
>> the existing spec without reverse-engineering Chris Rogers'
>> implementation.
> The timing of your comments is good. Looking at changes to the spec which will make it more implementable is going to be our focus in the foreseeable
> future. See recent threads, such as http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-audio/2012AprJun/thread.html#msg141
> Thanks,
Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:52:17 UTC

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