[whatwg] WHAT-WG Status?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 27 14:11:51 PST 2004

On Mon, 27 Dec 2004, Brad Neuberg wrote:
> Another idea, which isn't appropriate for the WHAT drafts since they are
> mostly hashed out, would be to have a bake off where people simply implement
> and submit proof of concept implementations of improved web APIs; think of it
> as an X-Prize for web APIs, where the goal is defined but the exact way to
> achieve it is not (and no ten million dollar prize ;)

We already have that -- many of the features in the Web Apps 1.0 draft 
were implemented in UAs before being put in the spec. (For example, 
<canvas>, XMLHttpRequest, contentEditable, and the Window interface.)

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