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Re: [ambient-light] Add description for use cases

From: Chris Palmer via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:27:58 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-295491168-1492644477-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
If we design powerful APIs first, without use-cases, we will achieve parity with native: privacy- and security-vulnerability parity. That is how legacy platforms were designed, and that's what we need to get away from (especially in this world where drive-by, ephemeral mobile code is a key feature).

A key security and privacy question has been, how much precision and frequency do we need in these samples? And we can't answer those questions without use-cases. For ALS, the YouTube and Reader use-cases (which are essentially the same) are already served by the CSS Light Level API. If we want to go beyond that, we need use cases that go beyond that.

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