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RE: Request for expressions of interest: revisiting the Geolocation API to make it promise compatible

From: Mandyam, Giridhar <mandyam@qti.qualcomm.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2016 15:40:49 +0000
To: "public-geolocation@w3.org" <public-geolocation@w3.org>
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Thanks to all for the statements on this topic that were received.  As of now, there is insufficient interest in pursuing this standards modification (particularly from potential implementers), and the corresponding GH issue has now been closed.

-Giri Mandyam, Geolocation Working Group Chair

From: Mandyam, Giridhar [mailto:mandyam@qti.qualcomm.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 7:17 AM
To: public-geolocation@w3.org
Subject: Request for expressions of interest: revisiting the Geolocation API to make it promise compatible

Hi All,
Please note the issue filed on the Geolocation GH Repo:  https://github.com/w3c/geolocation-api/issues/8.

The suggestion is to refactor the Geolocation API to make it promise-based (as opposed to its current callback surface).  This approach has been adopted by several recent W3C specifications.

This email is a request for expressions of interest, particularly from potential implementers (but developer interest is also welcomed).  Please provide feedback by September 2, 2016 (11:59 PM US Pacific time).  All responses are welcome, but please try to answer a few basic questions if you are in favor of revisiting the API:


a)      Should the old API surface be deprecated?

b)      Should there be additional features/requirements added to the Geoloc. API?  For instance, we had considered in the group at one time as to whether a hard requirement for secure contexts was necessary.

c)      Will you provide an implementation?  If so, can you provide an approximate timeframe for providing a first experimental implementation?  {This timeframe could be with respect to any standards milestones, e.g. 6 months after the First Public Working Draft of the new Geoloc. spec.}

-Giri Mandyam, Chair – Geolocation Working Group


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