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Re: feedback on The System Information API W3C Editor's Draft 05 May 2010

From: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 08:14:59 -0400
Cc: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>, Innovimax SARL <innovimax@gmail.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-Id: <900602B3-2F21-4B08-8C25-870EFD04FB55@nokia.com>
To: ext Max Froumentin <maxfro@opera.com>
> That's an issue I'll bring to spec-prod: should ReSpec hold dated
> versions of items labeled as "work in progress".

I think in general it will need to, for drafts in progress in various  
working groups.

Whether we choose to use such references in our DAP specifications is  
another question.

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Nokia



On May 6, 2010, at 7:54 AM, ext Max Froumentin wrote:

> Hi Mohamed,
>
> On 05/05/2010 19:29, Innovimax SARL wrote:
>> Dear,
>>
>>
>> Here are few comments with respect to http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/system-info/
>>
>> 1) Why isn't the figure in 4.1 in SVG ?
>
>
> Because OpenOffice exports svg that doesn't render well in browsers.  
> See
> http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/system-info/properties.svg
>
>> 2) Can it be said explicitely that the name of the Property (the
>> property ID) is the same as the name of the Interface that the
>> onSuccess function will get
>
> No, it's not always true. For instance, property AmbientLight (and all
> the other sensors) are based on interface Sensor.
>
>
>> 2.a) in that case in 4.5:  
>> navigator.system.watch("Processing",success)
>> ==>  navigator.system.watch("CPU",success)
>
> That's a mistake. I have fixed the example.
>
>> 3) Example in 4.7 feel strange in many ways
>>
>> // Find if the current connection is WiFi, and if so monitor its  
>> signal strength
>> navigator.system.get("Network",success,null);
>>
>> function success(connection) {
>> ==>  isn't connection supposed to be an array here ?
>>   if (connection.type===connection.TYPE_WIFI)
>>     navigator.system.watch("WifiConnection",wifiWatchCB);
>> ==>  IS REALLY "WifiConnection" a Property ?
>> }
>>
>> function wifiWatchCB(connection) {
>>   document.getElementById(indicator, "Wireless "+connection.essid+"  
>> at
>> "+(connection.signalStrength*100)+"%");
>> ==>  essid doesn't exist : is it supposed to be SSID ?
>> ==>  signalStrengh doesn't exist : is it supposed to be  
>> currentSignalStrength ?
>> }
>
> I clearly haven't been keeping the examples up to date. Sorry about
> that. I have corrected it to:
>
>> You probably need to watch all the connections to do what you  
>> expect here
>>
>> 4) In 4.8
>>
>> navigator.system.watch("AmbientLight",success, {highThreshold: 0.9,
>> thresholdTarget:"normalizedValue"});
>> ==>
>> navigator.system.watch("AmbientLight",success, null, {highThreshold:
>> 0.9, thresholdTarget:"normalizedValue"});
>
> Thanks.
>
>> 5) It's probably worth giving real example of values for attributes  
>> in
>> 4.9 instead of MIDI or AVI for compression format and ogg for
>> packaging format
>
> I have put H.264 and Theora for compression, and AVI and Ogg for  
> container.
>
>> 6) Most of the constants values need some rework: they are not all
>> mutually exclusive (RAM and HardDisk, TouchScreen and Tablet) and
>> there is missing values (Bluetooth for network))
>
> Indeed! Help greatly appreciated.
>
>
>> 7) Printer could be added to the output devices list, together with
>> braille reader and embossed printer
>
> Good point. Would you like to offer a list of properties for each?
>
>
>> 8) REFERENCES
>> * CORE-DEVICE last version is of 5 may
>> * CSSOM last version is of 04 August 2009
>
> That's an issue I'll bring to spec-prod: should ReSpec hold dated
> versions of items labeled as "work in progress".
>
> Thanks for the feedback,
> Max.
>
>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Mohamed ZERGAOUI
>
>
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