[webkit-dev] Gamepad API [Was: New feature flag proposal: Joystick API]

Scott Graham scottmg at chromium.org
Wed Oct 12 16:43:49 PDT 2011

2011/10/12 Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org>:
> The issues that I see are:
> - Immaturity that's manifesting itself even in the name. You can't really ask someone to meaningfully review a spec when its scope is so unclear.

What about the scope is unclear? I feel that the Scope section of the
spec and the draft charter outlines what we hope to address.

> - Spec development process that ignores feedback. Multiple people who want this feature (including one of spec editors) were aware of feedback but didn't act on it. We had consensus on webkit-dev that the name was bad

I was indeed aware of your feedback (that you felt the name was
unclear, as far as I understood it), but after discussing during a WG
meeting, we haven't thought of a better name. If you have any
suggestions, I'm sure all would be open to an improved name.

I apologize for not publicly acknowledging that we have not yet
addressed the issue you've raised. I have opened an issue on your
behalf: http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/track/issues/24

Again, the goal is to attempt to gather feedback from developers at
this stage, with work done behind a flag so as to reduce any possible
negative impact on WebKit. The hope is that we will learn more.
Perhaps we'll come up with a better name too!

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