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Re: Draft recharter proposal

From: Olli Pettay <olli@pettay.fi>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:29:44 +0300
To: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <579B8478.5070200@pettay.fi>
On 07/29/2016 06:13 PM, Chaals McCathie Nevile wrote:
> Hi folks,
> our charter expires at the end of September. I've produced a draft version of a new charter, for people to comment on:
> http://w3c.github.io/charter-html/group-charter.html
> Feel free to raise comments as issues: https://github.com/w3c/charter-html/issues/new
> As per the change section:
> New deliverables:
> Microdata
> Removed as deliverables:
> Streams; URL; XHR1
> Marked as deliverables to be taken up if incubation suggests likely success:
> Background Synchronisation; Filesystem API; FindText API; HTML Import; Input Methods; Packaging; Quota API

Given what has been happening with directory upload stuff recently, Filesystem stuff is a bit controversial.
(Gecko and Edge implementing https://wicg.github.io/entries-api/, or something quite similar. The draft doesn't quite follow browsers.
  Entries API is a subset of what Blink has been shipping.)
But I think some way better API than the old Chrome-only API should be implemented for Filesystem in general, and at that point also
better stuff for directory upload, *and* for directory download.
I'd consider the callback based, awkward to use Blink API a legacy thing.

I thought it is pretty much agreed that HTML Import is deprecated, or something to not to do now.

> Microdata has very wide ongoing usage, and it would be helpful to have something clearer than the current W3C Note - which includes things that don't
> work - for people to refer to. So I'm proposing to do the editing, along with Dan Brickley from Google, and to work roughly on the basis we use in
> HTML of specifying what actually works, rather than adding in what we would like.

So the only implementation of HTML Microdata API in browsers was removed recently
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=909633 because exposing the API caused web pages to break.


> cheers
> Chaals
Received on Friday, 29 July 2016 16:30:23 UTC

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