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Re: 3D Mailing List?

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 05:40:48 -0400
Message-ID: <49E308A0.2090501@w3.org>
To: Henry Bridge <hbridge@google.com>
CC: WebApps WG <member-webapps@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Hi, Henry-

Henry Bridge wrote (on 4/13/09 4:31 AM):
> As recent announcements such as Quake Live, Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D
> and the Google Earth Plug-in have made clear, developers want to provide
> rich 3D experiences to users on the web. Some engineers at Google have
> been working on technology to support hardware-accelerated 3D in the
> browser without requiring a new plugin for each application, and we'd
> like to share that work shortly. Mozilla is also making progress towards
> a similar goal with Canvas3D and the Khronos initiative, and we're
> excited by this as well. We hope both of these efforts will help inform
> discussions around support for 3D in the browser.

There's also the 3D transforms work going on with the CSS and SVG WGs 
(we started a specific list, public-fx, to talk about these specs, along 
with other CSS-SVG coordination issues).  It might be that the time for 
3D on the Web has actually come, after many false starts.

> Taking all this together, we think it makes sense to have a forum to
> talk about 3D web standards within W3C. Would it make sense to create a
> mailing list to discuss this as part of the WebApps working group?

I'd be happy to expedite that.  I don't know if it should necessarily be 
part of the WebApps WG, but we could at the very least make a discussion 
list here at W3C.  If other people are interested, please let me know, 
and I'll convey this to folks here on the W3C Team, to see what we can 
get going.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Monday, 13 April 2009 09:40:58 UTC

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