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This document contains current data regarding the Publication Status of specifications being developed by the Web Apps WG. The data is provided in three tables: 1) API Specifications; 2) Widgets Specifications; 3) Specs NO Longer Active.

Note the WG's Charter enumerates all of the WG's deliverables.

Please see the section Table Key for information regarding interpreting the data in the tables.


API Specifications

The specifications are listed in alphabetical order ...

API Specifications
Spec, Active Editor(s) Last TR Publication Type Remarks Testing Plans
AppCache NG, @TBD N/A N/A 26-Mar-2013 Proposal by Jonas Sicking.

Alex Russell's Service Workers could be a starting point

@TBD Work on Use Cases. What is the starting point?
Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS), Anne van Kesteren 29 Jan 2013 CR Implementations: see CanIUse.com

Bugzilla database

This spec is a joint deliverable with the Web Application Security WG

Test Facilitator: Odin Hørthe Omdal;

CORS Test Suite

Status: complete

Publish PR
Clipboard APIs and Events, Hallvord Steen 11 Apr 2013 WD Bugzilla Database;

Tracker Actions and Issues

Test Suite Test Facilitator: Hallvord Steen;

Status: 85% complete

Publish periodic WDs until the spec is feature complete.

Move test suite to Github.

See Hallvord's 17-Oct-2013 request for developer feedback for the spec's bugs.

Custom Elements, Dimitri Glazkov 24 Oct 2013 LCWD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

Last Call comment deadline is 21-Nov-2013
DOM Level 3 Events, Travis Leithead, Gary Kačmarčík 06 Sep 2012 LCWD Discussions on www-dom mail list. See also the DOM3Events Wiki Page.

Bugzilla database; Tracker Actions and Issues

Test Facilitators: Gary Kačmarčík, Alex Kuang;

Test Suite (Mirror); Approved Tests;

Status: 20% complete.

Approved tests need to be moved to Github's root for D3E tests

Publish a new LCWD in Q4 2013.
DOM Parsing and Serialization; Travis Leithead 20 Sep 2012 FPWD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Test Suite Status: ??% complete

Fix remaining bug, issue CfC for LCWD, work on test suite
File API, Arun Ranganathan, Jonas Sicking 12 Sep 2013 LCWD Bugzilla Database;

File API Implementation data from caniuse.com; File Reader Implementations data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: Kris Krueger;

Test Suite;

Status: 20% complete

Last Call comment period ended 24-Oct-2013; see LC Comment Tracking doc
File API: Directories and System, Eric Uhrhane 17 Apr 2012 WD Bugzilla Database;

Implementation data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

Publish periodic WDs until the spec is feature complete; dependency on File: API.

See Mozilla's FileSystem API alternate proposal

File API: Writer, Eric Uhrhane 17 Apr 2012 WD Bugzilla Database;

Implementation data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

Publish periodic WDs until the spec is feature complete; dependency on File: API.

See Mozilla's FileSystem API alternate proposal

Fullscreen API, Tantek Çelik 03 Jul 2012 FPWD Bugzilla Database;

This is a Joint Deliverable with the CSS WG

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

No active work on WebApps' version of the spec, although work on the WHATWG's Fullscreen spec is active. When the WHATWG's version of the spec is at "last call", the spec will be copied to WebApps' version.
Gamepad, Scott Graham and Ted Mielczarek 29 May 2012 FPWD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

HTML Imports, Dimitri Glazkov, Hajime Morrita 14 May 2013 FPWD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

From Dimitri 2-Oct-2013: The essence of this spec might be moved into HTML.
Indexed Database API, Jonas Sicking, Eliot Graff, Joshua Bell 04 Jul 2013 CR Bugzilla database;

Implementation data from caniuse.com; feature list for v2. Comment Tracking Document for the 16-May-2013 LCWD.

Test Facilitator: Alex Kuang;

Test Suite;

Status: 90% complete

Review the test submissions.

Complete test suite; Interop testing

Input Method Editor API, Takayoshi Kochi and Kenji Baheux 15 Aug 2013 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Mike™ Smith;

Status: NO test suite

From Takayoshi 9-Oct-2013: integrate comments from Microsoft
Pointer Lock, Vincent Scheib 29 May 2012 FPWD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Vincent Scheib;

Status: NO test suite

From Vincent 3-Oct-2013 Feature complete and moving toward LCWD.
Progress Events, Jungkee Song 22 Sep 2011 CR Bugzilla Database;

Tracker Actions and Issues

Test Facilitator: Jungkee Song;

Test Suite;

Status: 100% complete; Approved tests

Blocked on implementations of the CR; see Interop Data.
Push API, Bryan Sullivan and Eduardo Fullea Carrera 15 Aug 2013 WD Bugzilla Database;

Use Cases wiki

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

A Patent Advisory Group is evaluating patent exclusions for this spec.
Quota Management API, Kinuko Yasuda 03 Jul 2012 FPWD Bugzilla Database; Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

From Kinuko 3-Oct-2013: update to use Promises
Server-Sent Events, Ian Hickson 11 December 2012 CR Bugzilla database;

Implementation data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: Tina Zhao;

Status: complete and Approved

Fix a few bugs Tina identified in the test suite.

Complete CR interop testing - see Implementation Report

Shadow DOM, Dimitri Glazkov 14 May 2013 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Dimitri Glazkov;

Test Suite;

Status: @TBD

From Dimitri 2-Oct-2013: undergoing heavy refactoring to align closer to DOM Core ...
Screen Orientation API, Mounir Lamouri 06 Dec 2012 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

Streams API, Feras Moussa, Takeshi Yoshino 14 Feb 2013 FPWD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

Integrate Takeshi Yoshino's Streams API
UI Events, Travis Leithead, Gary Kacmarcik 25 Jul 2013 FPWD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: @TBD From Travis 3-Oct-2013: low activity due to focus on D3E
URL, @TBD 24 May 2012 FPWD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Mike Smith;

Status: NO test suite

No one in WebApps is working on this spec.
Manifest for Web Applications, Marcos Caceres ED Test Facilitator: Sebastian Godard;

Status: NO test suite

Web Components Introduction, Dominic Cooney, Dimitri Glazkov 06 Jun 2013 FPWD Bugzilla Database No test suite will be created for this non-normative (informative) document From Dimitri 2-Oct-2013: next WD coming out shortly
Web IDL, Cameron McCormack 19 Apr 2012 CR Technical discussions on public-script-coord mail list.

Bugzilla Database

Test Facilitator: Travis Leithead;

Web IDL Test generator for testharness.js by Dom; Web IDL Test Plan by Travis; Specs that use WebIDL;

Status: nearly complete

Review Cameron's PR271 tests

Online WebIDL Checker.

HTML5 Web Messaging, Ian Hickson 01 May 2012 CR Bugzilla database

Implementation data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: Alex Kuang;

Test Suite;

Status: complete; Approved tests

Interop testing required to exit CR; see Draft Implementation Report
Web Sockets API, Ian Hickson 20 Sep 2012 CR Dependency on RFC6455 The WebSocket Protocol. Protocol technical discussions on IETF's hybi mail list.

Bugzilla database. Implementation data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: Kris Krueger;

Test Suite;

Status: complete; Approved tests

Interop testing required to exit CR; see Draft Implementation Report
Web Storage, Ian Hickson 30 Jul 2013 REC Bugzilla database;

Implementation data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: Jong-Heun Lee

Test Suite;

Status: complete and approved tests.

Implementation Report
Web Workers, Ian Hickson 01 May 2012 CR Bugzilla database;

Implementation data from caniuse.com;

Test Facilitator: Simon Pieters;

Test Suite;

Status: nearly complete; Approved tests

Some additional tests are needed and start Interop testing required to exit CR.
XmlHttpRequest, Julian Aubourg, Jungkee Song, Hallvord Steen 06 Dec 2012 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Julian Aubourg;

Test Suite;

Status: 50% complete

Publish periodic WDs until the spec is feature complete

Widget Specifications

The specifications are listed in order of spec maturity level (Type column) ...

Widgets Specifications
Name of Spec
(Editor's Draft)
Last TR Publication Type Remarks Testing Plans
Packaged Web Apps (Widgets) - Packaging and XML Configuration 2nd Edition 27 Nov 2012 REC Implementation Report Test Facilitator: Marcos Caceres

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.
Widget Access Request Policy (WARP) 07 Feb 2012 REC

Implementation Report

Test Facilitator: Marcos Caceres

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.
view-mode Media Feature 19 Jun 2012 REC Implementation Report Test Facilitator: Marcos Caceres

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.
Digital Signatures for Widgets 18 Apr 2013 REC Implementation Report Test Facilitator: Marcos Caceres

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.
Widget Interface (TWI) 22 May 2012 PR Implementation Report Test Facilitator: Marcos Caceres

Test Suite

Recommendation is blocked until the Web IDL specification is published as Proposed Recommendations

See also:

Specs NO Longer Active

The documents and specifications in the following table are NO longer active. The order of the specs is the most recently published or abandoned document first.

Name of Spec
(Editor's Draft)
Last TR Publication Type Remarks Plans
Selectors API Level 1, Lachlan Hunt 21 Feb 2013 REC The features have been integrated into the HTMLWG's DOM4. WebApps will do no more work on this spec.
Selectors API Level 2, Lachlan Hunt 17 Oct 2013 WG Note The features have been integrated into the HTMLWG's DOM4. WebApps will do no more work on this spec.
DOM4 06 Dec 2012 WD This spec was moved to the HTML WG in September 2013 (see 30-Sep-2013 e-mail from Philippe for more information). WebApps is no longer working on this spec.
Widget Updates 06 Jun 2013 WG Note See Apple's Patent Disclosure, excluded claims, PAG Recommendations (published 8-Oct-2009) Work on this specification ended with the publication of the WG Note
Web Intents 23 May 2013 WG Note This was a joint deliverable with the Device API WG and discussions occured on the public-web-intents mail list.

Greg Billock announced on 1-Nov-2012 Chrome's implementation of Web Intents was disabled.

Bugzilla Database

Work on this specification ended with the publication of the WG Note
Java bindings for Web IDL 14 May 2013 WG Note Technical discussions on public-script-coord mail list;

Bugzilla Database

Work on this specification ended with the publication of the WG Note.
HTML Templates 14 Feb 2013 FPWD Bugzilla Database Work on this spec stopped because the spec was moved into the HTML(5) spec (see Templates).
From-Origin Header 29 May 2012 WG Note X-Frame-Options discussions are on the IETF's websec mail list The group agreed to stop work on this spec and to publish it as a WG Note
XBL2 Spec 24 May 2012 WG Note See Mozilla implementation plans from Jonas Sicking (5-May-2010).

See XBL2 changes announced by Ian Hickson on 3-Sep-2010 Implementation feedback: see XBL2 and "Web XBL" thread

Work on this spec stopped in deference to Web Components
Widget URIs 13 Mar 2012 WG Note Work on this specification stopped with the publication of the WG Note.
XmlHttpRequest (Level 1) 17 Jan 2012 WG Note This specification was referred to as XHR Level 1 and was published as a Candidate Recommendation Work on this specification has stopped but work on this version of XHR continues
Requirements for Standardizing Widgets 27 Sep 2011 WG Note This is a non-normative document (i.e. contains no testable assertions). Need to add reqs from other widget specs: WARP, TWI, View Mode Media Feature, etc. specs. Work on this document ended with the publication of the Working Group Note.
Programmable HTTP Caching and Serving 29 Mar 2011 WG Note This spec was formerly titled DataCache API Work on this specification ended with the publication of the WG Note.
Web SQL Database 18 Nov 2010 WG Note This spec was formerly titled Web Database.

Implementation data from caniuse.com

Bugzilla database

Work on this specification ended with the publication of the WG Note.
Uniform Messaging Policy (UMP) 26 Jan 2010 FPWD See Comparison of CORS and UMP Work on this specification stopped when the WG rechartered in April 2012
Element Traversal 22 Dec 2008 REC A W3C Recommendation was published 22 Dec 2008. Errata published 16-Feb-2009.

Implementation Report;

Approved Tests

Integrated into DOM4; no new publications planned
Widgets 1.0: Landscape 14 Apr 2008 FPWD This is a non-normative document (i.e. contains no testable assertions). It is a snapshot from April 2008.

Open Actions: Action-168, Action-170

In September 2011, the WG agreed this document will not be published again.
XBL2 Primer, Lachlan Hunt 18 Jul 2007 FPWD Work on this Primer stopped in deference to Web Components

Table Key

The tables above use the following abbreviations and conventions:

  • No Formal Pub = the document has not yet been formally published by the W3C as a Technical Report.

Preliminary specs in Progress

In a few cases, we have specifications in progress but they are not listed in one of the above tables because the draft is very preliminary. See WebApps' three CVS directories (WAF, WebAPI and HTML) for more information.