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Re: request for guidance: centralized extensibility for HTML5 using X3D graphics

From: John A. Stewart <astewart@crc.ca>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:17:26 -0500
Message-ID: <20100223171726.15894ltv2416171y@www.crc.gc.ca>
To: Chris Marrin <cmarrin@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

I don't know if you were around the Web3D Consortium when the X3D  
profile concept was created, but it sounds like it is what you desire.

> ... I think WebGL is a great first pass at what is needed. Any  
> further steps have to be done with a minimalist approach or they  
> will never gain any traction. The main point of my statements was  
> that you don't need to give up functionality because of that  
> minimalist approach.

I think you will find that the X3D Profile scheme provides a means of  
specifying subsets - Dr Behr's group at Fraunhofer (writers of X3DOM)  
and the rest of the X3D crew are trying to do just that.

Their "html" profile is at http://www.x3dom.org/?page_id=158 - it is  
certainly not cast in stone, but is a good start, IMHO.

Best regards;

John A. Stewart
CRC Canada.
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 09:24:54 UTC

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