How about a thread-safe but lock-free version of the DOM based on something 
like Clojure's atom? So we can manipulate the DOM from web workers? With cursor 
support? 

How about immutable data structures for side-effect-free functional 
programming? 

How about .... Will think of more

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> On Feb 10, 2015, at 1:09 PM, Jonas Sicking <jo...@sicking.cc> wrote:
> 
>> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Marc Fawzi <marc.fa...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> i agree that it's not a democratic process and even though some W3C/TAG
>> people will engage you every now and then the end result is the browser
>> vendors and even companies like Akamai have more say than the users and
>> developers
> 
> Developers actually have more say than any other party in this process.
> 
> Browsers are not interested in shipping any APIs that developers
> aren't going to use. Likewise they are not going to remove any APIs
> that developers are using (hence sync XHR is not going to go anywhere,
> no matter what the spec says).
> 
> Sadly W3C and the developer community has not yet figured out a good
> way to communicate.
> 
> But here's where you can make a difference!
> 
> Please do suggest problems that you think needs to be solved. With new
> specifications that are still in the development phase, with existing
> specifications that have problems, and with specifications that
> doesn't exist yet but you think should.
> 
> Looking forward to your constructive contributions.
> 
> / Jonas

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