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Re: DAP rechartering discussion

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:25:06 -0600
To: "Mark Watson" <watsonm@netflix.com>, "Robin Berjon" <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org, public-web-and-tv@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.vr64b4u1wxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Fri, 11 Mar 2011 12:35:22 -0600, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:

> On Mar 11, 2011, at 17:38 , Robin Berjon wrote:
>> On Mar 11, 2011, at 17:27 , Mark Watson wrote:
>>> Should the device types mentioned in the new Device And Policy APIs  
>>> recharter proposal be expanded to include TVs and other such devices  
>>> which increasingly make use of web technologies ?
>>
>> The list is definitely not meant to be exhaustive, all Web-connected  
>> devices are game. I would however refrain from requiring  
>> implementations on all device classes as a condition to Rec — I think  
>> that showing that something works usefully on both a computer and  
>> something constrained should be enough.
>
> I realise belatedly that I was thinking an additional thought while  
> writing this but forgot to include it — apparently telepathic interfaces  
> don't quite work just yet.
>
> Yes, I think that while the list isn't intended to be exhaustive we  
> should list TV as well. It's certainly an important usage.

Yes. There are some things (EPG, channel changing) where TV is right now  
the primary use case, although we should be expecting to see them in a  
broader range of contexts and therefore happily in DAP scope.

cheers

Chaals

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