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

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2011 11:29:25 -0800
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei9xkY0t-sUbjwUxDWnBFWBRXrRFmJRqQ5T8Enaa24x0wA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, "public-webevents@w3.org" <public-webevents@w3.org>
Same here.

On Thursday, November 24, 2011, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:
> Support.
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 5:16 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
>> Below, Darin proposes the Pointer Lock [PL] (formerly known as Mouse
>> spec and the Gamepad [GP] spec be added to the Web Applications WG's
>> and not the Web Events WG's charter. This is a Call for Consensus to
>> that proposal.
>> Positive response to this CfC is preferred and encouraged and silence
>> 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
>>  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
>> 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
>> 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
>> to another WG such as WebApps.  I believe they make sense in WebApps
>> 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
>> [
>> which is currently the only deliverable for the WebEvents WG.
Received on Saturday, 26 November 2011 19:30:03 UTC

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