I’ve posted my thoughts about a topic we’ve discussed here before and in the Maps for HTML CG under the heading of what name a custom element for Web maps should have.
I think that discussing that under the “What should the name be?” banner undervalues aspects that I hope I’ve brought to light in the post, and more generally the topic of Custom Elements and how they relate to extending the Web platform. I hope you will read it and respond here. To me, Progressive Enhancement is important as a technique to enhance the Web, whether just your own website or even the platform itself. I’ve posted under the Web mapping WICG category, because I really want the Web mapping community to get involved here and stake their claim on the Web. I am trying with this post to open the topic of how it applies or should apply, to Web maps. The reason the post is on gh-pages is because it has our custom element embedded in it, which I can’t (yet ) do on medium or other blog platform. You can see for yourself if you think it progresses appropriately or not. Thanks for your time and consideration!
Thanks to Brian Kardell for an early review. I have extensively re-written the content based on his comments, but of course my mistakes are mine.