Re: CfC: Is Web Workers Ready for CR? deadline Dec 14

2015-11-30 Thread Boris Zbarsky

On 11/30/15 8:31 AM, Xiaoqian Wu wrote:

The latest [TEST RESULTS] of Web Workers indicate that Dedicated Workers have 
been widely implemented by the major browser vendors.


Compatibly?  Last I checked, for example, Blink doesn't support 
Dedicated Workers inside workers, only inside Window.  I agree that 
there is some subset of dedicated worker support that is widely 
implemented; I'm just not sure what that subset is.


-Boris



Re: CfC: Is Web Workers Ready for CR? deadline Dec 14

2015-11-30 Thread Xiaoqian Wu

> On 30 Nov 2015, at 10:02 PM, Boris Zbarsky  wrote:
> 
> On 11/30/15 8:31 AM, Xiaoqian Wu wrote:
>> The latest [TEST RESULTS] of Web Workers indicate that Dedicated Workers 
>> have been widely implemented by the major browser vendors.
> 
> Compatibly?  Last I checked, for example, Blink doesn't support Dedicated 
> Workers inside workers, only inside Window.  I agree that there is some 
> subset of dedicated worker support that is widely implemented; I'm just not 
> sure what that subset is.

Right, nested workers are at-risk[1] as well as shared-workers.

--
xiaoqian

[1] 
https://w3c.github.io/test-results/workers/dedicated-less-than-2#test-file-15 

> 
> -Boris
> 



Re: CfC: Is Web Workers Ready for CR? deadline Dec 14

2015-11-30 Thread Ms2ger
On 11/30/2015 02:31 PM, Xiaoqian Wu wrote:
> This is a call for comments regarding the next step of Web Workers.
> 
> The latest [TEST RESULTS] of Web Workers indicate that Dedicated
> Workers have been widely implemented by the major browser vendors.
> 
> [Diff] between the latest W3C WD and the WHATWG living standard
> suggests substantial changes about the WorkerLocation interface, and
> the test results of the [WorkerLocationTestCases] show that these
> changes have been adapted by more than two major browsers.
> 
> As for Shared workers, [TEST RESULTS] suggest that this feature is
> still poorly supported. Right now both Apple and Microsoft don’t
> intend to implement it, Chrome supports only a small part of it.
> There were issues raised about [Removing-Sharedworkers] on GitHub,
> one suggestion was to pull it out into a separate working note,
> whereas others thought it’s too early to do so.
> 
> Hence our questions to the group: Is the group still interested in
> moving Workers forward? Is it the right time to publish Workers as a
> CR? Should SharedWorkers be removed from this spec?
> 
> Please provide your thoughts on these questions by Dec 14 2015. If
> there’s no interest from the members to continue the work of
> WebWorkers in W3C, we will probably stop publishing new versions of
> this spec.
> 

Let's publish it as a REC; that no longer needs interop anyway (see:
DOM4 is a REC).

HTH
Ms2ger