CFC to publish Web Locks API

Dear WebApps Members and participants,
This is a call for consensus (CFC) to publish the Web Locks API specification as a First Public Working Draft.

The latest unpublished draft is at:

The abstract reads:

> This document defines a web platform API that allows script to asynchronously acquire a lock over a resource, hold it while work is performed, then release it. While held, no other script in the origin can acquire a lock over the same resource. This allows contexts (windows, workers) within a web application to coordinate the usage of resources.

The CFC ends at midnight 31 December, 2022.

Please indicate your support for publishing the specification as a W3C First Public Working Draft using either the ๐Ÿ‘ or ๐Ÿ‘Ž(formal objection) reaction buttons at:

If you have a formal objection (i.e., you indicate ๐Ÿ‘Ž) to its publication, we kindly ask that you raise it before 31 December, 2022.

Once approved, it should be published at the following URL:

The API is actively being implemented in all major browser engines and, judging by the test results on WPT, already has fairly good interoperability:

Kind regards,
Marcos Caceres, Lรฉonie Watson, and Xiaoqian Wu 
WebApps WG Chairs and W3C Team

Received on Thursday, 15 December 2022 03:28:05 UTC