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Transition Request: WebDriver to Recommendation

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 22:29:25 +0900
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Cc: David Burns <dburns@mozilla.com>, Simon Stewart <shs@rocketpoweredjetpants.com>, w3t-comm@w3.org, chairs@w3.org, www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <20180531132925.GA25448@sideshowbarker.net>
This is a request from the Browser Testing and Tools Working Group to
transition the WebDriver spec to Recommendation.

# Title: WebDriver
# URL: https://w3c.github.io/webdriver/webdriver-spec.html
# Estimated publication date: 04 June 2018

# Abstract
WebDriver is a remote control interface that enables introspection and
control of user agents. It provides a platform- and language-neutral wire
protocol as a way for out-of-process programs to remotely instruct the
behavior of web browsers.  Provided is a set of interfaces to discover and
manipulate DOM elements in web documents and to control the behavior of a
user agent. It is primarily intended to allow web authors to write tests
that automate a user agent from a separate controlling process, but may
also be used in such a way as to allow in-browser scripts to control a —
possibly separate — browser.  The standard forms part of the Web Testing
Activity that authors a larger set of tools commonly used for testing.

# Status
https://w3c.github.io/webdriver/webdriver-spec.html#status-of-this-document

# Wide review
https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/33280/webdriver-1-2018/results

* 16 W3C Member organizations supported publication (including
  representatives from all four major browser-engine projects)
* 4 W3C Member organizations abstained

# Implementation information
https://github.com/w3c/webdriver/blob/master/implementation-report.md

WebDriver is widely supported, with implementations shipping for all four
major browser engines.

# Changes
No changes since PR.

# Requirements satisfied:
No changes since PR.

# Issues addressed
No changes since PR.

# Dependencies met:
No changes since PR.

# Formal Objections
None.

# Patent Disclosures
None.

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Michael[tm] Smith https://people.w3.org/mike

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