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Re: [Public WebGL] WEBKIT_ extensions

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Kenneth Russell <kbr@google.com> wrote:
I strongly feel that it is necessary to allow multiple vendors to prototype a WebGL extension under the same name -- and not with different vendor prefixes -- before it is ratified. (In the WebGL working group, we haven't yet decided upon a formal process for ratifying WebGL extensions -- so far, consensus in the working group has sufficed.)

For this reason I don't support requiring a browser vendor prefix before a WebGL extension is made official. If necessary we can put this to a formal vote in the working group.

You didn't give a reason, though.  Why do you feel this is necessary?  Browsers prototype web APIs by each putting them under their own prefix.  WebGL is a web API, too.  What's special about WebGL for it to not follow the same conventions as everything else?

Glenn Maynard