[webkit-dev] Adding Web MIDI API support to WebCore

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sat Jan 19 11:05:08 PST 2013

On Jan 19, 2013, at 8:56 AM, Takashi Toyoshima <toyoshim at chromium.org> wrote:

> Thank you everyone for your feedback.
> We realize that adding a new API is something to be considered very
> carefully and know that we need to get general WebKit buy-in before
> proceeding with any development here.  It's very true that each new
> feature has its costs and benefits.  I do hope we can have some good
> discussions about the idea in all its different facets, because it's
> being taken very seriously in the public-audio working group:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-webmidi-20121025/.
> The API proposal is still in draft stage, of course

I think the answers to my two earlier questions would help us understand the level of buy-in beyond the WebKit community:

- Are any other browser engines planning to implement this? (I couldn't tell from looking at the public-audio at w3.org archives).
- Is this API useful in any way for users who do not have specialized and somewhat uncommon hardware devices?


> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Takashi Toyoshima
> <toyoshim at chromium.org> wrote:
>> Hi webkit-dev,
>> I want to let you know that I plan to add Web MIDI API support to WebKit.
>> This support will be behind the ENABLE_WEB_MIDI feature define.
>> See the master bug for Web MIDI API:
>> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107250
>> I'll enable this feature in Chromium port once the implementation
>> becomes ready for that.
>> Thanks,
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