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RE: [css-text] Control Characters Roll Call on implementation

From: Greg Whitworth <gwhit@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 03:11:53 +0000
To: "mmaxfield@apple.com" <mmaxfield@apple.com>, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>, Tab Atkins <tabatkins@google.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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I just left this message on Blink-dev, but think it's worth putting here as well so we all have a reference to a rough timeline of events:
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The minutes are spotty on this from the Sydney face to face but regarding the timeline, "around November," this was to have it behind a flag. Coincidentally a rough plan to have it ship around November was suggested as well since Apple normally ships around then. That said, I don't want to put the cart before the horse and discuss shipping dates until we can ascertain the actual impact of this change. Additionally, this is our first (that I'm aware of) coordinated release of a breaking change so I want to ensure that we blast the PR trumpets so that as many web devs are aware of this change as possible. Because even though we plan to test it in various ways to get feedback it would be good to get web developer feedback as well. So basically a rough timeline looks like this:

TPAC 2015: All UAs have code in their browsers behind flag (off by default)
TPAC 2015 - Summery or Fall 2016: PR from all UAs devrel, tooling, etc regarding breaking change
Now - Early 2016: UAs do internal testing, testing via dev channels (if available), testing with third parties and report back any compat issues found to www-style thread
Summer or Fall 2016: Find shipping date that can overlap as many UAs as possible as not to make it so that one UA has to carry the burden of "bugs"

Greg
Received on Thursday, 17 September 2015 03:12:42 UTC

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