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RE: Proposal for ambient light

From: Nilsson, Claes1 <Claes1.Nilsson@sonyericsson.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:54:28 +0100
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, Philip Gladstone <pgladstone@cisco.com>
CC: "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6DFA1B20D858A14488A66D6EEDF26AA35D630F49EB@seldmbx03.corpusers.net>
An area of use cases where I don't think the CSS approach works is when we want to use the ambient light sensor on another device than the web application is running on, i.e. in connection with service discovery. For example, using the smart phone as a TV remote control and use the phone's ambient light sensor to control the contrast/light level on the TV.

Regards
  Claes

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux [mailto:dom@w3.org]
> Sent: den 29 november 2011 10:49
> To: Philip Gladstone
> Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Proposal for ambient light
> 
> Le lundi 28 novembre 2011 à 14:30 -0500, Philip Gladstone a écrit :
> > The proposed Sensors API:
> > http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/system-info/Sensors.html has made
> provision
> > for ambient light (and has defined an ambient light sensor). Would
> this
> > idea be in addition to that work, or is this intended to be a
> > replacement for it?
> 
> My take is that, if we don't have good use cases for an API-based
> approach, it should replace it. Otherwise, they would be complementary.
> 
> Bryan took an action item (ACTION-439) to draft use cases for ambient
> light sensors, and Jose took ACTION-465 for sensors in general.
> 
> Dom
> 
> 

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