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Re: [whatwg] Removing mediagroup/MediaController from HTML

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:42:37 -0700
Message-id: <85C027F6-D17D-4D5C-9DAD-DBA240D7826B@apple.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>

> On Oct 1, 2015, at 6:49 , Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:
> In https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/192 we're planning on
> removing mediagroup/MediaController from HTML since other than WebKit
> no implementations appear interested in implementing these features.


is removal really the right thing to do, given that we have an implementation?  I can understand a note saying that this interface is not currently broadly implemented, as a warning to authors.  If there are technical problems, and we have or can imagine a better replacement, I can imagine deprecation as a warning to both implementors and authors. But making an implementation become undocumented seems strange — and as a point of practice, would seem to deter implementors from being first-to-implement of something, or they might get caught like this. That’s not a good incentive.

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 2 October 2015 16:43:06 UTC

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