This is a call for consensus (CfC) to publish a First Public Working Draft 
(FPWD) of FindText API; deadline 14 October (1 week)

This FindText API is joint deliverable of the WebApps WG and Web Annotation WG 
(listed as "Robust Anchoring" in the charters [1], [2]).

This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to publish a FPWD of the FindText API, using 
the following Editor's Draft as the basis:

"This specification describes an API for finding ranges of text in a document 
or part of a document, using a variety of selection criteria."

This API was presented to the WebApps WG last TPAC under a different name, and 
with a fairly different design; it was modified to fit the feedback from that 
meeting and from others, including narrowing of scope, the introduction of 
Promises, and exposing low-level functionality in the spirit of the Extensible 

The specification is largely based on the Annotator JavaScript library's 
"robust anchoring" code, and a standalone polyfill is under development. 
Feedback from possible implementers is especially welcome.

This CfC satisfies the group's requirement to "record the groups' decision to 
request advancement".

By publishing this FPWD, the group sends a signal to the community to begin 
reviewing the document. The FPWD reflects where the groups are on this spec at 
the time of publication; it does _not_ necessarily mean there is consensus on 
the spec's contents and the specification may be updated.

If you have any comments or concerns about this CfC, please reply to this 
e-mail by 14 October at the latest. Positive response is preferred and 
encouraged, even a +1 will do  Silence will be considered as agreement with the 

regards, Frederick & Rob

Frederick Hirsch, Rob Sanderson

Co-Chairs, W3C Web Annotation WG



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