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Re: Draft WebAudio API review text

From: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:21:08 +0100
Message-ID: <CANr5HFV8+mAfCZoEdei3Jsdzp7n_AeLTavi-DviMMN830HZLeQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Domenic Denicola <domenic@domenicdenicola.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Domenic Denicola <
domenic@domenicdenicola.com> wrote:

> This is lovely. Go TAG!!
> Here are some small editorial critiques I think would make the feedback
> more effective:
> - It might be helpful to show code written "after the fixes." E.g., show
> code that uses the proposed `PannerNode` constructor directly, in addition
> to showing the desugaring of `createPannerNode` in terms of it.

Pull requests gratefully appreciated!

> Or code that uses the promise version of `decodeAudioData` directly,
> instead of the callback version desugared in terms of an internal promise
> version. For that last one, a compelling example might be doing multiple
> decodings at once with `Promise.every`, similar to the HTML5 spec's
> recently-added example for `createImageBitmap`.
> - The layering section starts strong by talking about the connection
> between `<audio>` and web audio. But the bullet-pointed questions start
> talking about a bunch of stuff related to multiple contexts and hardware,
> and the connection there is hard to follow.

yeah, the questions grew...organically. Can you suggest a way to split them
more naturally?

> Worse, it's not clear that these questions are answered by the following
> proposed redesign. Basically this section lost me---which might just be me
> not knowing the source material well enough, but might indicate it needs a
> bit more editorial and cohesiveness work.
> - The "Other Considerations" section could also benefit from some "after"
> code; right now it contains the awkward "before" code, but doesn't quite
> show what the world would look like with the API fixed.


> Finally, one potential additional spec improvement:
> - It seems like there are many other opportunities for using promises to
> replace one-off events. For example, OfflineAudioContext and, I believe,
> the onended events. I admit I might not completely understanding how these
> work though, so promises might not apply there.

Good call. Can haz pull request?
Received on Thursday, 18 July 2013 16:22:06 UTC

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