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Geolocation Errata and Updated Working Draft

From: Mandyam, Giridhar <mandyam@quicinc.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:01:10 +0000
To: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
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Hello All,

Earlier this year, we discussed and agreed on the list a set of corrections that the first Geolocation API needed to align with WebIDL
constraints:
 http://www.w3.org/2008/geolocation/geoapi-errata.html


To make sure that readers of the Geolocation API specification know about these corrections, and in the spirit of the W3C Process, we need to work on publishing an updated version of the Geolocation Recommendation that integrates these errata. To that end, the W3C has a shortened "Edited Recommendation" process that I suggest we pursue.

Jinsong Wang (who was our Staff contact until a few weeks ago) had prepared an editors draft of the Geolocation API that integrates the errata into the main spec:
http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source.html


The diff between that draft and the Recommendation is visible at:
http://services.w3.org/htmldiff?doc1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2FTR%2F2013%2FREC-geolocation-API-20131024%2F&doc2=http%3A%2F%2Fdev.w3.org%2Fgeo%2Fapi%2Fspec-source.html


The next step in that Edited Recommendation process is to get explicit reviews from the members of this group on the edited draft - as a strawman proposal, I suggest feedback (which can take the form of "+1" in the best of cases) be sent in the upcoming 2 week (before July 11) — but let me know if you would like more time.

Once we have had clear review and approval from the group, we will publish an updated Working Draft to get review from the broader community. At the same time, we will want to update our test suite (where needed) to reflect the changes:
 http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/test-suite/ (which we will probably want to migrate to https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/ at the same time, as some people have started working towards https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/issues?labels=geolocation-API&page=1&state=open)

In particular, it is rather critical that these changes match what implementations are or will be shipping — feedback from implementers on whether and when they plan to adopt these changes will be particular important.

Thank you,
-Giri Mandyam, Geolocation Working Group Chair
Received on Friday, 27 June 2014 15:01:40 UTC

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