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Re: publishing new WD of URL spec

From: James Salsman <jsalsman@talknicer.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:16:58 -1000
Message-ID: <CAD4=uZaZQcZM+p1QBs4LdKvS09LAVOn+RvPNqK1m6WVxzKzLRQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>, Domenic Denicola <domenic@domenicdenicola.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
It could be worse! After 15 years and a handful of vendor
implementations over the years, neither W3C nor WHATWG have simple
microphone upload in <INPUT TYPE="file"> forms. There's
http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/camera/ of course, which has been almost
there since around 2007, but still doesn't say what "capture control
type" to use for, e.g., the open source speex vocoder. At this point I
have so much Stockholm syndrome that I'm actually enjoying the show.
But I weep for what future historians of technology will have to go
through to come to terms with it all.


On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> On 9/10/14, 6:14 PM, Glenn Adams wrote:
>>
>> and they do not follow a consensus process.
>
>
> Glenn, with all due respect, neither do many W3C specifications.  Case in
> point is http://www.w3.org/TR/navigation-timing/ which managed to get to REC
> while ignoring feedback that pointed out that not a single implementation
> actually matched the specification (including the ones produced by the
> employers of the editors).  And this wasn't because the implementations were
> buggy, but because the specification was incomplete.
>
> Of course now that it's a REC getting it fixed is a major production; given
> that it didn't happen back when it should have I have no hope of it
> happening now.
>
> This is hardly an isolated incident with W3C specifications.  In fact, and
> very unfortunately, it's the most common thing I see happening.
>
> -Boris
>
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