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

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:00:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: John Kemp <john@jkemp.net>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>, Ilkka Oksanen <Ilkka.Oksanen@nokia.com>, "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1001141958160.17282@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 14 Jan 2010, John Kemp wrote:
> 
> We are designing Javascript APIs here. Those APIs involve making 
> Javascript calls.

Is this a requirement? If so, why? It seems like if it makes more sense to 
expose something as a RESTful API exposed with a custom scheme handled 
natively by the UA, then we should do that, rather than expose things as a 
JavaScript API.

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