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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>  
> 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


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

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