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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
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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