W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-device-apis-log@w3.org > March 2017

Re: [sensors] Simplify extension of the Permissions API for concrete sensor implementations

From: Anssi Kostiainen via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:59:41 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-285663269-1489150780-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Thanks, how about the exploration item:

>The use of only two high-level sensor permission names e.g. movement and (environment) ambient.

Was out exploration outcome to go with low-level sensor permission names such as `ambient-light-sensor`? With that as a precedence, I'm expecting we are now converging on:

* `proximity-sensor`
* `accelerometer`
* `gyroscope`
* `magnetometer`
* `orientation-sensor`

Rather than high-level sensor permission names:

* `environment-sensors`
* `motion-sensors`

FTR, I don't have a personal opinion on which way to go, but I think we should settle on something rather sooner than later, and stick with it.

As discussed in this issue, these strings are probably never a good idea to be surfaced to the UI level, rather mapped to something more sensible to the user. And that's great, and by design.

GitHub Notification of comment by anssiko
Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/sensors/issues/22#issuecomment-285663269 using your GitHub account
Received on Friday, 10 March 2017 12:59:48 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 23 October 2017 12:18:52 UTC