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This document contains current data regarding the Publication Status of specifications being developed by the Web Applications Working Group (aka WebApps). The data is provided in several tables: 1) API Specifications; 2) Web Components Specifications; 3) Widget Specifications; 4) Recommendations in Maintenance Mode; and 5) Specs NO Longer Active.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
Clipboard APIs and Events, Hallvord Steen 2014 Sep 18 WD Bugzilla Database;

Implementations: see CanIUse

Test Suite Test Facilitator: Hallvord Steen;

Status: 85% complete

Publish periodic WDs until the spec is feature complete.

Work on test suite and move it to Github.

See Hallvord's 2014-Oct-24 status report.

DOM Level 3 Events, Travis Leithead, Gary Kačmarčík 2014 Sep 25 WD Discussions on www-dom mail list. See also the DOM3Events Wiki Page.

Bugzilla database; Tracker Actions and Issues

Test Facilitators: Gary Kačmarčík, Alex Kuang;

OLD Test Suite; OLD Approved Tests;

Status: 20% complete.

Working towards a Last Call publication in Q4-2014.

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

DOM Level 3 KeyboardEvent key Values, Travis Leithead, Gary Kačmarčík 2014 Jun 12 FPWD Discussions on www-dom mail list. See also the DOM3Events Wiki Page.

Bugzilla database - bugs prefixed with [keyvalue].

Test Facilitator: @TBD.

Test Suite: @TBD

Update as new key values are added/fixed.
DOM Level 3 KeyboardEvent code Values, Travis Leithead, Gary Kačmarčík 2014 Jun 12 FPWD Discussions on www-dom mail list. See also the DOM3Events Wiki Page.

Bugzilla database - bugs prefixed with [keycode].

Test Facilitator: @TBD.

Test Suite: @TBD

Update as new code values are added/fixed.
DOM Parsing and Serialization; Travis Leithead 2014 June 17 CR Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Suite;

Status: ??% complete.

Open Test Issues.

Work on test suite and after it is complete, do interoperability testing.
File API, Arun Ranganathan, Jonas Sicking 2013 Sep 12 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.

Open Test Issues.

Publish LC#2 when all v1 Bugs are closed.
FileSystem API; Arun Ranganathan N/A ED Github Issues Test Faciliator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

Publish FPWD when spec is fleshed-out breadth first.
Fullscreen API, Tantek Çelik 2012 Jul 03 FPWD Bugzilla Database;

Implementations: see CanIUse;

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 2014 Feb 25 WD Bugzilla Database.

Features for v.Next.

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

Publish a LCWD after the last bugs for v1 are fixed. See Ted's 2014-Apr-3 status report for more information including implementation data.
Indexed Database API, Jonas Sicking, Eliot Graff, Joshua Bell 2013 Jul 04 CR Bugzilla database.

Implementation data from caniuse.com.

Feature list for v2.

Comment Tracking Document for the 16-May-2013 LCWD.

Test Facilitator: Zhiqiang Zhang;

Test Suite;

Status: complete.

Open Test Issues.

Exiting CR is blocked on 2 or more Implementations passing the test suite. See Test Results and Zhiqiang's 2014-Oct-16 testing status report

Input Method Editor (IME) API, Takayoshi Kochi and Kenji Baheux 2013 Dec 17 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Mike™ Smith;

Status: NO test suite

Working toward LCWD.
Manifest for web application, Marcos Cáceres, K. Christiansen, A. Kostiainen 2013 Dec 17 FPWD Bugs (GitHub Issues).

SysApps WG is interested in this spec.

Test Facilitator: Sebastian Godard;

Status: NO test suite

2014-May-27 Request for wide review.

Gecko implementation status

Pointer Lock, Vincent Scheib 2013 Dec 17 CR Bugzilla Database.

Features for v.Next.

Test Facilitator: Vincent Scheib;

Test Suite

Exiting CR is blocked on completing the test suite and getting 2 or more implementations to pass the tests.

See Vincent's 2014-Apr-3 status report for more information including implementation data.

Push API, Bryan Sullivan, Eduardo Fullea Carrera, Michael van Ouwerkerk 2014 Oct 07 WD Bugzilla Database;

Github Issues;

Use Cases wiki.

A Patent Advisory Group was formed and published their report on 30-Oct-2013.

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

Address issues raised by TAG.
Quota Management API, Kinuko Yasuda 2013 Nov 05 WD Bugzilla Database.

Implementations: see Intent to Implement latest ED in Blink and ChromeStatus.

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

See Kinuko's 2014-Oct-23 status.

TAG is reviewing this spec.

Screen Orientation API, Mounir Lamouri, Marcos Cáceres 2014 Oct 23 WD Github Issues Test Facilitator: Marcos Cáceres;

Status: NO test suite

Publish LCWD when last non-enhancement Open Issues are closed
Selection API; Ryosuke Niwa 2014 Oct 07 FPWD Based on Aryeh Gregor's Editing API.

Github Issues

Test Suite;

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: @TBD

Get review of Ryosuke's early ED
Server-Sent Events, Ian Hickson 2012 Dec 11 CR Bugzilla database;

Implementation data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: Tina Zhao and Zhiqiang Zhang;

Status: complete and Approved.

Open Test Issues.

Exiting CR is blocked on 2 or more Implementations passing the test suite. See Test Results data and Ziaqiang's 2014-Oct-15 testing status report.
Service Workers, Alex Russell, Jungkee Song 2014 May 08 FPWD Discussions on GitHub.

Spec Issues.

Use Cases.

This is considered the next generation / replacement for HTML(5) AppCache.

Test Facilitator: @TBD.

Test Suite on Github

Chrome Implementation status; Firefox Implementation status
Streams API, Feras Moussa, Takeshi Yoshino 2014 Oct 23 WD Discussions on GitHub and public-webapps.

Spec Issues/Bugs

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

Work on bugs, get implementer feedback, get developer feedback to help determine what - if any - APIs are needed on top of WHATWG Streams spec?
UI Events, Travis Leithead, Gary Kacmarcik 2014 Jun 12 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: @TBD Publish LCWD when all bugs and issues are resolved.
W3C URL, Dan Appelquist 2012 May 24 FPWD Bugzilla Database

Members of the TAG are taking the lead Editor role and WebApps will publish the spec as a joint spec of the two groups. The WHATWG's URL Living Standard is the basis of the W3C URL spec. The expectation is minimize the technical differences between the two documents.

Test Facilitator: Mike Smith;

Status: NO test suite

See Dan Appelquist's 27-Aug-2014 e-mail for a short plan for this spec.
Web IDL, Cameron McCormack, Boris Zabarsky 2012 Apr 19 CR Technical discussions on public-script-coord mail list.

Bugzilla Database.

Online WebIDL Checker.

Specs that use WebIDL;

Test Facilitator: Travis Leithead;

Web IDL Test generator for testharness.js by Dom;

Web IDL Test Plan by Travis;

Status: considered complete after comments from PR-271 are addressed.

Open Test Issues.

Cameron to update PR271 tests to reflect comments.

Publish a new LCWD of v1 after the v1 Bugs are addressed.

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

Implementation data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: Kris Krueger;

Test Suite;

Status: complete; Approved tests.

Open Test Issues.

Exiting CR is blocked on 2 or more Implementations passing the test suite; see Draft Implementation Report
Web Sockets API, Ian Hickson 2012 Sep 20 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.

Open Test Issues.

Exiting CR is blocked on 2 or more Implementations passing the test suite; see Draft Implementation Report
Web Workers, Ian Hickson 2012 May 01 CR Bugzilla database;

Implementation data from caniuse.com;

Test Facilitator: Simon Pieters;

Test Suite;

Status: nearly complete; Approved tests.

Open Test Issues.

Exiting CR is blocked on 2 or more Implementations passing the test suite; see Draft Implementation Report.

See Simon's 2014-Sep-29 status report.

XHR Level 1, Julian Aubourg, Jungkee Song, Hallvord Steen 2014 Jan 30 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Julian Aubourg;

Test Suite;

Status: nearly complete.

Open Test Issues.

Publish LC/CR when Test Results show each test is passed by two or more implementations.
XHR Level 2, Julian Aubourg, Jungkee Song, Hallvord Steen 2012 Jan 12 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Julian Aubourg;

See XHR Level 1 Test Suite.

Status: no additional tests yet for XHR Level 2

XHR Level 2 is the next snapshot version of WHATWG's XHR spec. The group might decide to stop work on this spec.

Web Components Specifications

Web Components Specifications
Spec, Active Editor(s) Last TR Publication Type Remarks Testing Plans
Custom Elements, Dimitri Glazkov 2013 Oct 24 LCWD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: @?

Open Test Issues.

From Dimitri 2014-Feb-13 The expectation is that it will pass LC at some point this year and enter CR
HTML Imports, Dimitri Glazkov, Hajime Morrita 2014 Mar 11 WD Bugzilla Database.

Implementations: Chromestatus.

See Hajime's HTML Imports Design Notes.

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

From Dimitri 2014-Feb-13 Active development, with high rate of change
HTML Templates Dimitri Glazkov, Rafael Weinstein, Tony Ross 2014 Mar 18 NOTE Bugzilla Database

Implementations: see CanIUse

Testing will be done in the context of HTML5 testing.

Open Test Issues.

WebApps' work on this spec stopped because the features were moved into the HTML(5) spec (see HTML Templates).
Shadow DOM, Dimitri Glazkov, Hayato Ito 2014 June 17 WD Bugzilla Database.

Implementations: see CanIUse.

In Shadow DOM Diaries, Dimitri documents various decision points.

Test Facilitator: Dimitri Glazkov;

Test Suite;

Status: @TBD.

Open Test Issues.

Continue to work on the spec, per Hayato's 2014-Oct-23 status report.
Web Components Introduction, Dominic Cooney, Dimitri Glazkov, Hayato Ito 2014 Jul 24 NOTE Bugzilla Database No test suite will be created for this non-normative (informative) document Work on this document has been discontinued and it should not be referenced. Numerous online resources about Web Components are available, including the Web Components wiki.

Widget Specifications

All of the Widget specifications are W3C Recommendations. No further work is planned on any of these specs except for high priority and non-normative errata.

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 2012 Nov 27 REC Implementation Report Test Facilitator: Marcos Cáceres

Test Suite

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

Implementation Report

Test Facilitator: Marcos Cáceres

Test Suite

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

Test Suite

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

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.
Widget Interface (TWI) 2013 Oct 31 REC Implementation Report Test Facilitator: Marcos Cáceres

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.

See also:

Recommendations in Maintenance Mode

Recommendations in Maintenance Mode
Spec, Active Editor(s) Last TR Publication Type Remarks Testing Plans
Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS), Anne van Kesteren 2014 Jan 16 REC 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.

Open Test Issues.

Implementation Report;

Maintenance only (e.g. errata).

Element Traversal, Doug Schepers 2008 Dec 22 REC Features integrated into DOM4; no new publications planned. Test Facilitator: Doug Schepers;

Approved Tests;

Status: complete

Implementation Report;

Maintenance only (e.g. errata).

Progress Events, Jungkee Song 2014 Feb 11 REC Bugzilla Database.

Note: this feature is now part of XHR.

Test Facilitator: Jungkee Song;

Test Suite;

Status: 100% complete; Approved tests;

Implementation Report;

Maintenance only (e.g. errata).

Selectors API Level 1, Lachlan Hunt 2013 Feb 21 REC The features have been integrated into the HTMLWG's DOM4. Test Facilitator: Lachlan Hunt;

Test Suite;

Status: complete.

Open Test Issues.

Implementation Report;

Maintenance only (e.g. errata).

Web Storage, Ian Hickson 2013 Jul 30 REC Bugzilla database;

Implementation data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: Jong-Heun Lee

Test Suite;

Status: complete and approved tests.

Implementation Report.

Maintenance only (e.g. errata).

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
Uniform Messaging Policy (UMP) 2014 Oct 02 WG Note See Comparison of CORS and UMP Work on this specification stopped when the WG rechartered in April 2012
File API: Directories and System, Eric Uhrhane 2014 Apr 24 WG Note Bugzilla Database.

Implementation data from caniuse.com.

NO test suite.

WebApps is no longer working on this spec.

See Mozilla's FileSystem API alternate proposal

File API: Writer, Eric Uhrhane 2014 Apr 24 WG Note Bugzilla Database.

Implementation data from caniuse.com.

Status: NO test suite

WebApps is no longer working on this spec.

See Mozilla's FileSystem API alternate proposal

Selectors API Level 2, Lachlan Hunt 2013 Oct 17 WG Note The features have been integrated into the HTMLWG's DOM4. WebApps will do no more work on this spec.
DOM4 2012 Dec 06 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 2013 Jun 06 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 2013 May 23 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 2013 May 14 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 2014 Mar 18 WG Note Bugzilla Database Work on this spec stopped because the spec was moved into the HTML(5) spec (see Templates).
From-Origin Header 2012 May 29 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 2012 May 24 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 2012 Mar 13 WG Note Work on this specification stopped with the publication of the WG Note.
Requirements for Standardizing Widgets 2011 Sep 27 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 2011 Mar 29 WG Note This spec was formerly titled DataCache API Work on this specification ended with the publication of the WG Note.
Web SQL Database 2010 Nov 18 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.
Widgets 1.0: Landscape 2008 Apr 14 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 2007 Jul 18 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.