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Re: Why aren't most devices virtual web services?

From: Kenton Varda <kenton@google.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 19:16:55 -0800
Message-ID: <4112ecad1001081916w3de5adb1tddb40e59a9d5894d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Turner <w3c@dougt.org>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>, "ext Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>, W3C Device APIs and Policy WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>, Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 6:02 PM, Doug Turner <w3c@dougt.org> wrote:

> Another benefit, although a implementation detail and I am somewhat
> skeptical if it will happen, is that it would allow 3rd parties to add in
> new devices without having to know much about the internal browser guts.
>  The work of implementing device apis could move out of the browser space
> and could be provided by and supported by operating system vendors.

I agree, this is a *huge* benefit, and one I personally intend to take
advantage of if available (for a personal project involving home
automation).  It's vastly easier to understand how to write a local web
server than how to hack your web browser.
Received on Saturday, 9 January 2010 03:17:47 UTC

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