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Re: Discovery API proposals: call for comments

From: Giuseppe Pascale <giuseppep@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:44:00 +0200
To: "Rich Tibbett" <richt@opera.com>, "Nilsson, Claes1" <Claes1.Nilsson@sonyericsson.com>
Cc: "Cathy.Chan@nokia.com" <Cathy.Chan@nokia.com>, "N.V.Balaji" <nv.balaji@samsung.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.v2kivmik6ugkrk@giuseppep-x220>
On Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:21:13 +0200, Giuseppe Pascale <giuseppep@opera.com>  
wrote:
> I personally think we could extend this concept and imagine that  
> discovery (as in network discovery protocol a-la UPnP) is only one  
> possible way of discovering services. A service may be running on the  
> same box and being expose by the user agent as available, so without any  
> real need for actual discovery. Such approach could be used as an  
> alternative to service specific APIs to use functionalities available on  
> a device (or at least as a way to start some prototyping before  
> standardizing specific API for specific services). Anyway I haven't  
> refined this idea more than this and the current proposal, while it  
> could be used in this way,doesn't explicitly outline this use case.
>
>

Actually, looking at your proposal more carefully, you seem to have also  
this use case in mind
http://dev.webinos.org/deliverables/wp3/Deliverable32/static$42d2e5ab28271945244cdeb7579c65fd.html#intro

/g

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Giuseppe Pascale
TV & Connected Devices
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 29 September 2011 11:44:46 GMT

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