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Network Info: incubation in WICG

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 09:31:24 +0200
To: W3C Device APIs WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5746A64C.6080902@w3.org>
Hi all,

As you may recall, the Working Group used to develop the Network
Information API, but shelved it a couple of years ago due to lack of
clear commitment from implementors (despite some existing implementation).
http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-netinfo-api-20140410/

Because of that ambiguous status, the spec was kept as a deliverable of
the group in the new charter, to allow us to restart work if and when
the situation evolved.

There has been recent discussions on renewed interest on that work in
the Web Platform Incubator Community Group:
https://discourse.wicg.io/t/proposal-resume-work-on-network-information-api/1479

The WICG is offering to incubate the work to determine which
implementors are interested in adopting it, with what changes; the
Device & Sensors WG would then be the natural home for the incubated
work to go through the final steps of the Recommendation track.

To facilitate the incubation process, the WICG has taken ownership of
the github repository where the specification has been developed:
  https://github.com/wicg/netinfo (from https://github.com/w3c/netinfo)

The repos have been configured so that the former editors draft URL
redirects to the new one:
http://wicg.github.io/netinfo/

I encourage anyone interested in that work to follow the Github
repository activity: https://github.com/WICG/netinfo

Thanks,

Dom
Received on Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:31:29 UTC

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