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Re: [whatwg] Backend Implementation

From: Domenic Denicola <d@domenic.me>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2016 13:58:55 +0000
To: Jacob Villarreal <jv1597@yahoo.com>, "whatwg@whatwg.org" <whatwg@whatwg.org>
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From: Jacob Villarreal [mailto:jv1597@yahoo.com] 

> I'm trying to get some information on how to implement some new tags/attributes on the backend.  I would like to know if my only option is the use case discussion, or if there are other resources for getting it done.

Yes, we aren't interested in adding features to HTML without use cases.

> It's really simple, but I'm not sure if it would require a full specification to be implemented by the html guys, www guys, or what.

To be clear, we only add features to the spec that have use cases and interest in being implemented in at least two major browser engines. (Those are the most important steps of the process I linked you to.) So there is nothing really simple about this; adding features to the web platform is generally a multi-year effort that involves convincing a lot of people that what you want is (a) important; (b) cannot be accomplished any other way; (c) will be used by lots of people (on the same order as existing features of the web); (d) is something browser engine engineers want to spend their resources on.

From what I gather, you have some new markup language and server-side system that you want to get everyone to use, but it's unclear why: that is, it's unclear what the use cases are, and whether they could be solved in any other way using existing web platform technologies. So you need to start there. 
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