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Re: request agenda time to present X3D summary at HTML5 TPAC meeting

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 12:40:04 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0270910301040r72fc7eabq43102899f438fc38@mail.gmail.com>
To: Don Brutzman <brutzman@nps.edu>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, Johannes Behr <johannes.behr@igd.fraunhofer.de>
On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Don Brutzman <brutzman@nps.edu> wrote:
> Shelley Powers wrote:
>> [...]
>> As some background on this, I found the report on this change [1],
>> which listed the X3D section as out of scope.
>> I didn't find a companion discussion regarding this decision at either
>> the HTML WG email list, or the WhatWG email list.
>> Not making a comment on this decision, or the TPAC X3D invitation,
>> just providing specifics.
>> Shelley
>> [1]
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-diffs/2009Sep/0233.html
> Thank you Shelly.  We hope to gain a better understanding of how X3D can
> best support and and align with HTML5.  It is always good to discuss what
> is in and what is out of the HTML5 draft recommendation.
> Of interest is that Johannes now has some interesting demos that allow
> direct X3D integration within an HTML page, online at http://x3DOM.org
> These are implemented in Javascript and WebGL, and so do not require a
> plugin.  So far testing is successful on Firefox and WebKit nightly builds.

I wish I could see the presentation at TPAC. I've been a big fan of 3D
on the web since VRML days[1]. Always sad that it never seemed to take
off, but happy to see this newer effort and built-in 3D browser
support. Covered your effort in one of my books [2], before built-in
support. I did mention in the book about X3D and being able to use it
in XHTML. Being able to use X3D in an HTML serialization, based on the
_precedent_ set by inclusion of SVG and MathML would be a very
interesting discussion item.

Hopefully someone from the HTML WG will provide a report back to the
HTML WG about the discussion. At a minimum, I believe it will be
covered via IRC.

> all the best, Don
> --


[1] http://web.archive.org/web/19971015101416/www.yasd.com/samples/vrml/
(Hey! The spirit of Geocities still lives!)

[2] http://books.google.com/books?id=IrNcNfE4CRIC&lpg=PA217&ots=-3nGPUJR9T&dq=painting%20the%20web%20x3d&pg=PA217#v=onepage&q=&f=false
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