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Web Media API Community Group

Media web application developers want to deploy their content on a wide and heterogeneous range of devices and platforms, e.g. televisions, set-top boxes, and mobile devices. To ensure a smooth user experience across devices, these user agents need to support a minimum set of Web technologies that developers can rely on being supported. This Community Group plans to specify such a set of Web technologies and additionally plans to provide guidance for developers and implementers e.g. on performance constraints and portability issues.

See the CG charter for more information.

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final reports / licensing info

date name commitments
Web Media API Snapshot 2017 Licensing commitments

Chairs, when logged in, may publish draft and final reports. Please see report requirements.

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Call for Final Specification Commitments for Web Media API Snapshot 2017

On 2017-12-20 The Web Media API Community Group published the following specification:

This is a call for Final Specification Commitments. To provide greater patent protection for this specification, participants in the Web Media API Community Group are now invited make commitments under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement by completing the commitment form. Current commitments are listed on the Web. There is no deadline for making commitments.

If you represent a W3C Member, please contact your Advisory
Committee Representative, who is the person from your organization
authorized to complete the commitment form.

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-webmediaapi@w3.org. Learn more about the Web Media API Community Group.

Links to specifications and discussions on GitHub

The Web Media API Community Group develops the following specifications:

Web Media API Snapshot 2017
The Web Media API Snapshot 2017 specification details the Web APIs that should be included in device implementations to support media web apps in 2017.
Check the specification’s issue tracker on GitHub to provide feedback and track progress.
Web Media Application Developer Guidelines
This Web Media Application Developer Guidelines specification is a companion guide to the Web Media API Snapshot spec. While the Web Media API Snapshot spec is targeted at device implementations to support media web apps in 2017, this specification will outline best practices and developer guidance for implementing web media apps.
Check the specification’s issue tracker on GitHub to provide feedback and track progress.
Web Media User Agent Integration
The Web Media User Agent Integration specification details HTML user agent (browser) integration requirements that should be followed in device implementations to support media web apps.
Check the specification’s issue tracker on GitHub to provide feedback and track progress.