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Re: Network Information Use Cases

From: Jo Rabin <jo@linguafranca.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 07:21:30 +0100
Cc: Core Mobile <public-coremob@w3.org>
Message-Id: <43778953-0DBD-488A-8AFA-97759231E901@linguafranca.org>
On 18 Jul 2012, at 23:16, Tobie Langel wrote:

> On 7/18/12 8:20 PM, "Jo Rabin" <jo@linguafranca.org> wrote:
>> What we're trying to do is answer the question:
>> "Are the valid use cases for use of Network Information API in scope for
>> CoreMob Level 1?"
>> Raised as ISSUE-31 [2] in Tracker
>> In order to answer that we need a) To know what the valid use cases are,
>> and b) What is in scope for CoreMob Level 1.
> Use cases shouldn't only be valid, they should also be compelling. We've
> already rejected specs which had much more compelling use cases than these
> (e.g. WebGL).

Fair point. Digging through the archives as I have been over the last period, I find that Matt Kelly's ACTION-3 [1] "Circulate his research on types of apps requiring types of features"
was mis-filed under my name. I suggest that the "compellingness" of the use cases be judged against Matt's response to that action.

>> Assuming that the valid use cases are documented correctly and completely
>> on Tobie's Wiki Page[3] then all we have to decide is are they in scope
>> for Coremob Level 1 and the answer is ...
>> PROPOSED RESOLUTION: Support for Network Information API is in Scope for
>> Coremob Level 1.
> I'd like to see real, compelling use cases before we make this spec a
> requirement. I'd also like to make sure vendors outside of Mozilla are
> planning to implement it in the forceable future.

OK, planned implementation in the near term is a good test too. Though I think that since Level 1 is aspirational, and is intended to encourage implementation and conformance, it's a weaker test than being required for the classes of apps that Level 1 is intended to cover - per the above.

Hands up please if your organisation is planning to implement any time soon.

Let's see what happens in the following discussion before deciding between the above PROPOSED RESOLUTION and the following:

PROPOSED RESOLUTION: While we see valid use cases for Network Information API we don't think that those use cases are sufficiently compelling for Level 1 target applications and so resolve to defer to a future level.

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