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Re: HTML5 Events loop and Contacts LC

From: Rich Tibbett <rich.tibbett@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:14:32 +0100
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To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org
On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Rich Tibbett <rich.tibbett@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 10:19 AM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> As the group has been contemplating moving the Contacts API to Last
>> Call, I think one remaining show-stopper that we forgot to identify was
>> the availability of the integration into the HTML5 Event loop — which
>> has been in theory deferred to the Core Device document, but hasn't been
>> defined yet.
>>
>> In practice, I'm not sure the value of exporting that piece of the API
>> to an external document is that beneficial (compared to incorporating it
>> in documents that need it).
>>
>
> Not sure on this. The Device spec [1] provides a standard root node for
> sub-APIs to inherit and also details standard reusable interfaces such as
> PendingOp. This spec should also define standard Event Loop behavior for all
> derivative Device API specs, such as Contacts, to hook in to.
>
> The 'service' object in the Contacts spec is still not defined in the
> Device spec either.
>
> In short, I think there's some value in providing a separate Device spec to
> gather the core components for reuse. As such, I would quite like for the
> Device spec to be published at the same time as the Contacts API.
>
>
>> Independently of where it lives, the main thing we need is concrete text
>> before we can reasonably claim that Contacts is ready enough for LC. I
>> understand that Robin as an action item to work on this (ACTION-271),
>> but maybe we could find someone in the group willing to give him a hand?
>>
>
> I'm on hand to assist pending the decision above. Up to now the event loop
> stuff has been deferred to the Device spec, though it's been a while since
> that document saw any updates.
>
> - Rich
>
>
[1] http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/device/
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