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Re: CfC: Add PointerLock and Gamepad APIs to WebApps' charter; deadline December 1

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 21:19:25 -0800
Message-ID: <CAJE5ia92cPW7sR_Yzf4fMGBU8PO8Xtf-2bgCvBkAGJHmveCoOA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, "public-webevents@w3.org" <public-webevents@w3.org>

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 5:16 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com> wrote:
> Below, Darin proposes the Pointer Lock [PL] (formerly known as Mouse Lock)
> spec and the Gamepad [GP] spec be added to the Web Applications WG's charter
> and not the Web Events WG's charter. This is a Call for Consensus to accept
> that proposal.
> Positive response to this CfC is preferred and encouraged and silence will
> be considered as agreeing with the proposal. The deadline for comments is
> December 1 and all comments should be sent to public-webapps at w3.org.
> -AB
> [PL] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/raw-file/default/mouse-lock.html
> [GP] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/raw-file/tip/gamepad.html
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:        PointerLock and Gamepad APIs
> Date:   Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:04:19 -0800
> From:   ext Darin Fisher <darin@google.com>
> To:     <public-webevents@w3.org>, Web Applications Working Group WG
> <public-webapps@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
> Back in September, it was proposed to expand the charter of the WebEvents WG
> to include PointerLock (formerly known as MouseLock) and Gamepad APIs [1].
>  This seemed like a logical home for them given that both of these APIs
> pertain to input event systems.
> However, one thing that became apparent was that Apple was not willing to
> join the WebEvents WG [2].  Since we, the Chrome team at Google, work on
> WebKit alongside Apple engineers, it is a bit undesirable for us to not be
> able to work together with Apple in the WGs, which develop the specs that we
> implement in WebKit.  From an efficiency point of view, it is far easier if
> we can discuss APIs in a single forum instead of having to relay concerns
> between forums.
> I'd like to therefore propose that instead of expanding the charter of
> WebEvents to include PointerLock and Gamepad, that we instead add those APIs
> to another WG such as WebApps.  I believe they make sense in WebApps given
> the scope of work being done there and the parties involved.
> Thoughts?
> -Darin
> [1]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webevents/2011JulSep/0087.html
> [2] Recently, Apple disclosed some patents for the Touch Events
> specification
> [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webevents/2011OctDec/0118.html],
> which is currently the only deliverable for the WebEvents WG.
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