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Re: Web Audio API spec review

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 11:15:03 +1200
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLZV1-4O3UojVGZEOujvLfWQP5UoonEQWhgb8q3nQF5O=w@mail.gmail.com>
To: olli@pettay.fi
Cc: Chris Rogers <crogers@google.com>, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, public-audio@w3.org
On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>wrote:

> On 05/16/2012 01:26 AM, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>> One thing that is going to be really important when addressing this
>> feedback is understanding the existing compatibility constraints. As I said
>> in an
>> earlier email, if Webkit is unwilling to take a change, due to
>> compatibility concerns, then we probably don't want to take that change in
>> the spec either.
> What compatibility concerns? We're talking about an early draft of a spec,
> which is even implemented prefixed.
> Changing the spec sure should be possible.

Google has heavily evangelized use of Web Audio in production apps. It has
been presented as *the* solution for audio processing, without caveats.
Google people told me they're not willing to break compatibility with the
content created under those assumptions.

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