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Re: FW: Web Audio API is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation (Call for Implementations)

From: Daniel Weck <daniel.weck@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:50:38 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+FkZ9FJb3ux97qsbQDWQig4krWa8n9vHJn1YneUpEQGdV40ig@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>
Cc: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
Like the HTML5 Audio element, the Web Audio API can be a useful building
block for reading system developers (i.e. implementors of EPUB3 Media
Overlays, "audio books" Web Publications, etc.), and it can also be a
useful tool for content creators (e.g. publications with sounds cues,
interactive aural user experiences, etc.).
However I do not think that the Web Publications standard needs to
specifically reference (normatively or informatively) the Web Audio API,
consequently I do not think that this "affects our work on audio books /
Sync media". In my view, Web Audio is an important enabling technology on
the Open Web Platform, but it is not central to standardizing Web
Publications and its audio "derivations".
Regards, Daniel

On Tue, 18 Sep 2018 at 14:49, Siegman, Tzviya <tsiegman@wiley.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I know almost nothing about audio, so I may be way off, but does this
> affect our work on audio books? Sync media?
> Thanks,
> Tzviya
> Tzviya Siegman
> Information Standards Lead
> Wiley
> 201-748-6884
> tsiegman@wiley.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Xueyuan [mailto:xueyuan@w3.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 9:21 AM
> To: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
> Cc: chairs@w3.org
> Subject: Web Audio API is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation (Call for
> Implementations)
> Dear Advisory Committee Representative,
> Chairs,
> I am pleased to announce that Web Audio API is a W3C Candidate
> Recommendation:
>    https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/CR-webaudio-20180918/
> The approval and publication are in response to this transition request:
>    https://github.com/w3c/transitions/issues/89
> Please provide feedback by 12 December 2018 as follows:
>    raise an issue on GitHub
>    https://github.com/WebAudio/web-audio-api/issues
> Patent disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the
> Audio Working Group's patent disclosure page in conformance with W3C policy:
>    https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/46884/status
> This Call for Implementations follows section 6.4 "Candidate
> Recommendation" of the W3C Process Document:
>    https://www.w3.org/2018/Process-20180201/#candidate-rec
> Thank you,
> For Tim Berners-Lee, Director, and
> Philippe Le H├ęgaret, Project Management Lead; Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing &
> Communications
> ==============================================
> Quoting from
> Web Audio API
> W3C Candidate Recommendation, 18 September 2018
> This version:
>    https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/CR-webaudio-20180918/
> Latest published version:
>    https://www.w3.org/TR/webaudio/
> Abstract:
> This specification describes a high-level Web API for processing and
> synthesizing audio in web applications. The primary paradigm is of an audio
> routing graph, where a number of AudioNode objects are connected together
> to define the overall audio rendering. The actual processing will primarily
> take place in the underlying implementation (typically optimized Assembly /
> C / C++ code), but direct script processing and synthesis is also supported.
> The Introduction section covers the motivation behind this specification.
> This API is designed to be used in conjunction with other APIs and
> elements on the web platform, notably: XMLHttpRequest [XHR] (using the
> responseType and response attributes). For games and interactive
> applications, it is anticipated to be used with the canvas 2D [2dcontext]
> and WebGL [WEBGL] 3D graphics APIs.
> Status of this document:
> This section describes the status of this document at the time of its
> publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current
> W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be
> found in the W3C technical reports index at https://www.w3.org/TR/.
> This document was published by the the Web Audio Working Group as a
> Candidate Recommendation. This document is intended to become a W3C
> Recommendation. This document will remain a Candidate Recommendation at
> least until 12 December 2018 in order to ensure the opportunity for wide
> review.
> If you wish to make comments regarding this document, please file an issue
> on the specification repository or send them to public-audio@w3.org
> (subscribe, archives).
> A preliminary implementation report is available.
> Publication as a Candidate Recommendation does not imply endorsement by
> the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced
> or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite
> this document as other than work in progress.
> This document was produced by a group operating under the W3C Patent
> Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in
> connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes
> instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual who has actual
> knowledge of a patent which the individual believes contains Essential
> Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance with section 6 of the
> W3C Patent Policy.
> This document is governed by the 1 February 2018 W3C Process Document.
> ==============================================
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