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Re: Geolocation API is a Candidate Recommendation

From: Thomas Steiner <tomac@google.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 10:43:02 +0100
Message-ID: <CALgRrLm8vBj163ATXYr7peS-65C5Fz-0YWahkEYdh7z51ACGvw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Kostiainen, Anssi" <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
Cc: W3C Devices and Sensors WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Congratulations on this standardization milestone!

One meta remark about browser support
<https://www.w3.org/TR/geolocation/#:~:text=Browser%20support%20(caniuse.com)%3A>:
shouldn't the widget show the first version an API started working? People
might misread this as "works as of Chrome 101".

On Thu, Feb 17, 2022 at 9:57 AM Kostiainen, Anssi <
anssi.kostiainen@intel.com> wrote:

> Hi DAS WG,
>
> I’m pleased to announce the Geolocation API has been published as a
> Candidate Recommendation Snapshot:
>
> https://www.w3.org/TR/geolocation/
>
> Congrats to the group and huge thanks to Marcos, Reilly, other
> contributors for shepherding this specification to this stage.
>
> There’s a reason for this WG to feel a little proud of this milestone.
> This spec was sitting unmaintained for long and only after this group
> adopted the spec and with the help of its participants’ substantial
> contributors, the spec was brought up the standards expected of a modern
> CR. This is a demonstration of the group's commitment to maintenance of its
> older deliverables. Maintenance work like this may not make huge headlines,
> but makes a huge impact.
>
> (For folks wondering about the “Snapshot” part: the first Candidate
> Recommendation publication after approval of a Transition Request is
> always a Candidate Recommendation Snapshot. Since this work started with a
> new shortname we consider this publication “the first” for W3C Process
> purposes, even if there's an earlier, now obsoleted CR from 2010.)
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Anssi (DAS WG co-chair)
>
>
>

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