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RE: <device> proposal (for video conferencing, etc)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:38:08 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Tran, Dzung D" <dzung.d.tran@intel.com>
Cc: "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0912171832490.15825@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 17 Dec 2009, Tran, Dzung D wrote:
> On another note, In the Device API WG, we were looking at sensors as in 
> such things as: Proximity, NFC, Pressure, Ambient Light, Hall 
> sensors...etc. This seems to fit into your <device> tag.
> Thoughts?

I'm not familiar with NFC sensors. Proximity, pressure, and ambient light 
sensors seem relatively innocuous from a privacy standpoint and could 
probably just be exposed as events, like the ononline/onoffline feature in 
HTML5. I'm not sure what the use case for a Hall effect sensor would be.

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