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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2) Web Components Specifications; 3) Widget Specifications; 4) Recommendations in Maintenance Mode; and 5) Specs NO Longer Active.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 ...

Spec, Active Editor(s) Last TR Publication Type Remarks Testing Plans
Clipboard APIs and Events, Hallvord Steen 2014-12-09 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 KeyboardEvent key Values, Travis Leithead, Gary Kačmarčík 2014-06-12 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. This spec will advance in step with D3E.
DOM Level 3 KeyboardEvent code Values, Travis Leithead, Gary Kačmarčík 2014-06-12 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. This spec will advance in step with D3E.
DOM Parsing and Serialization; Travis Leithead 2014-06-17 CR Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Travis and Cindy;

Suite;

Status: ??% complete.

Open Test Issues.

Work on test suite and after it is complete, do interoperability testing.
File API, Arun Ranganathan, Jonas Sicking 2013-09-12 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 monthly Pulse;

Github Issues

Test Faciliator: @TBD;

Status: NO test suite

Publish FPWD when spec is fleshed-out breadth first.
Gamepad, Scott Graham and Ted Mielczarek 2014-02-25 WD Bugzilla Database.

Features for v.Next.

Test Suite;

Test Facilitator: Ted

Publish a LCWD after the last bugs for v1 are fixed. See Ted's 2014-Nov-26 e-mail for information about the next steps including implementation data.
Indexed Database API (Second Edition), Joshua Bell, Ali Alabbas 2015-01-08 REC Bugzilla database.

Github Issues.

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.

Start work on IDB Second Edition and process v1 errata if/when needed.
Input Method Editor (IME) API, Takayoshi Kochi, Kenji Baheux 2013-12-17 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Mike™ Smith;

Status: NO test suite

Working toward LCWD. Seeking feedback from C/J/K interest groups.
Manifest for web application, Marcos Cáceres, K. Christiansen, A. Kostiainen 2015-03-20 WD Github monthly Pulse;

GitHub Issues.

Test Facilitator: Sebastian Godard;

Status: NO test suite

Request for comments: 12-Feb-2015.

Gecko implementation status

Note: WDs for this spec are being automatically published using Echidna.

Packaging on the Web; Jeni Tennison 2015-01-15 FPWD Github Issues.

This is a joint specification with the TAG.

Test Facilitator: @TBD
Pointer Lock, Vincent Scheib 2013-12-17 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 [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2014OctDec/0294.html Vincent's 2014-Oct-27 status report.

Push API, Bryan Sullivan, Eduardo Fullea Carrera, Michael van Ouwerkerk 2014-10-07 WD Github monthly Pulse;

Github Issues;

Bugzilla Database;

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.

For information about IETF's Draft Web Push protocol spec, see Martin Thomson's 12-Dec-2014 e-mail.

Blink intent to ship

Quota Management API, Kinuko Yasuda 2013-11-05 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 2014-10-23 WD Github monthly Pulse;

Github Issues

Test Facilitator: Marcos Cáceres;

Status: NO test suite

Publish LCWD when last non-enhancement Open Issues are closed
Selection API; Ryosuke Niwa 2014-10-07 FPWD Github monthly Pulse;

Github Issues.

Based on Aryeh Gregor's Editing API.

Test Suite;

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: @TBD

Get review of Ryosuke's early ED
Service Workers, Alex Russell, Jungkee Song, Jake Archibald 2015-02-05 WD Github monthly Pulse;

GitHub Issues;

Use Cases.

Test Facilitator: @TBD.

Test Suite on Github

Chrome Implementation status; Firefox Implementation status
Streams API, Feras Moussa, Takeshi Yoshino 2014-10-23 WD Github monthly Pulse;

Github Issues;

public-webapps discussions.

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 (formerly D3E), Travis Leithead, Gary Kacmarcik 2015-03-19 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitators: Gary Kačmarčík, Travis Leithead;

OLD Test Suite; OLD Approved Tests;

Status: 20% complete.

This spec includes features that were formerly defined in DOM Level 3 Events.
URL, Anne van Kesteren, Sam Ruby 2014-12-09 WD Bugzilla Database Test Facilitator: Sam Ruby;

Test Suite

Web IDL, Cameron McCormack, Boris Zabarsky 2012-04-19 CR Github monthly Pulse ;

Github Issues;

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 2012-05-01 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 2012-09-20 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 2012-05-01 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 2014-01-30 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.

Web Components Specifications

Spec, Active Editor(s) Last TR Publication Type Remarks Testing Plans
Custom Elements, Dimitri Glazkov 2014-12-16 LCWD Github monthly Pulse;

Bugzilla Database

Test Facilitator: @TBD;

Status: @?

Open Test Issues.

Dimitri's 2014-Oct-24 status and plans.
HTML Imports, Dimitri Glazkov, Hajime Morrita 2014-03-11 WD Github monthly Pulse;

Bugzilla Database.

Implementations: Chromestatus.

See Hajime's HTML Imports Design Notes.

Test Suite;

Test Facilitator: Hajime Morrita

Hajime's 2014-Oct-24 status and plans.
HTML Templates Dimitri Glazkov, Rafael Weinstein, Tony Ross 2014-03-18 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 2014-06-17 WD Github monthly Pulse;

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.

Hayato's 2014-Oct-23 status and plans.
Web Components Introduction, Dominic Cooney, Dimitri Glazkov, Hayato Ito 2014-07-24 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.

Name of Spec
(Editor's Draft)
Last TR Publication Type Remarks Testing Plans
Packaged Web Apps (Widgets) - Packaging and XML Configuration 2nd Edition 2012-11-27 REC Implementation Report Test Facilitator: Marcos Cáceres

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.
Widget Access Request Policy (WARP) 2012-02-07 REC

Implementation Report

Test Facilitator: Marcos Cáceres

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.
view-mode Media Feature 2012-06-19 REC Implementation Report Test Facilitator: Marcos Caceres

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.
Digital Signatures for Widgets 2013-04-18 REC Implementation Report Test Facilitator: Marcos Cáceres

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.
Widget Interface (TWI) 2013-10-31 REC Implementation Report Test Facilitator: Marcos Cáceres

Test Suite

No additional work is planned.

See also:

Recommendations in Maintenance Mode

The following table includes specifications that have been published as Recommendations. No further work is planned on these specs except for errata processing and publication.


Spec, Active Editor(s) Last TR Publication Type Remarks Testing Plans
Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS), Anne van Kesteren 2014-01-16 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 2008-12-22 REC Features integrated into DOM4; no new publications planned. Test Facilitator: Doug Schepers;

Approved Tests;

Status: complete

Implementation Report;

Maintenance only (e.g. errata).

Indexed Database API (v1/First Edition), Nikunj Mehta, Jonas Sicking, Eliot Graff, Andrei Popescu, Jeremy Orlow, Joshua Bell 2015-01-08 REC Bugzilla database.

Github Issues.

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.

Implementation Report. Process v1 errata if/when needed.
Progress Events, Jungkee Song 2014-02-11 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 2013-02-21 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).

Server-Sent Events, Ian Hickson 2015-02-03 REC Bugzilla database;

Implementation data from caniuse.com

Test Facilitator: Tina Zhao and Zhiqiang Zhang;

Status: complete and Approved.

Open Test Issues.

Implementation Report.

Maintenance only (e.g. errata).

Web Storage, Ian Hickson 2013-07-30 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
DOM Level 3 Events, Travis Leithead, Gary Kačmarčík 2014-09-25 WD Work on this spec ended in Q1-2015 and features defined in this spec were moved to the UI Events spec. No additional work is planned (although work on UI Events continues).
Fullscreen API, Tantek Çelik 2014-11-18 WG Note Bugzilla Database;

Implementations: see CanIUse;

This is a Joint Deliverable with the CSS WG

The WHAWG is actively working on a WHATWG's Fullscreen specification.
XHR Level 2, Julian Aubourg, Jungkee Song, Hallvord Steen 2014-11-18 WG Note Work continues on both WebApps' XMLHttpRequest Level 1 specification and WHATWG's XMLHttpRequest specification.
Uniform Messaging Policy (UMP) 2014-10-02 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 2014-04-24 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 2014-04-24 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 2013-10-17 WG Note The features have been integrated into the HTMLWG's DOM4. WebApps will do no more work on this spec.
DOM4 2012-12-06 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 2013-06-06 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 2013-05-23 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 2013-05-14 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 2014-03-18 WG Note Bugzilla Database Work on this spec stopped because the spec was moved into the HTML(5) spec (see Templates).
From-Origin Header 2012-05-29 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 2012-05-24 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 2012-03-13 WG Note Work on this specification stopped with the publication of the WG Note.
Requirements for Standardizing Widgets 2011-09-27 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 2011-03-29 WG Note This spec was formerly titled DataCache API Work on this specification ended with the publication of the WG Note.
Web SQL Database 2010-11-18 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 2008-04-14 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 2007-07-18 FPWD Work on this Primer stopped in deference to Web Components

Preliminary specs in Progress

The group may be working on some very preliminary specifications that are not listed in the above tables of their immaturity. Specs in this state are:

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.