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Re: Shelving "The System Information API"

Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:16:56 +0100
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: DAP <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-id: <CAE1710A.1D4E3%jmcf@tid.es>
For instance,

Input / Output methods, memory, ...


El 10/11/11 11:40, "Robin Berjon" <robin@berjon.com> escribió:

>On Nov 10, 2011, at 11:22 , JOSE MANUEL CANTERA FONSECA wrote:
>> I still believe that having a generic mechanism for getting access to
>> device properties is useful and better than specific APIs, one for each
>> aspect.
>But isn't that for the most part covered by the Sensors API? What parts
>of SysInfo are not covered by either specific APIs or the generic one ‹
>that's what I'm asking.
>> In essence the problem here is the same as in the other APIs you want to
>> discontinue: it has to be made clear that the API you are discontinuing
>> can also be a viable and useful approach. The only thing is that DAP has
>> decided to follow a different path. But does not mean that other options
>> are not valid.
>I understand that, and will draft a text that I hope will satisfy your
>concerns. But the case of SysInfo is different: its functionality seems
>to have been taken over by other documents completely, with one of those
>having a rather comparable design.
>Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon

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