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RE: System Level APIs draft proposal

From: Carr, Wayne <wayne.carr@intel.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:43:40 +0000
To: "Tran, Dzung D" <dzung.d.tran@intel.com>, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
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There is overlap on a number of items because while DAP addresses those items they don't enable everything a native could do (C, etc, with direct OS API access).  So the topic being in scope in the System Level API WG does not mean DAP doesn't cover some of the functionality.  It means DAP likely doesn't cover all of it.  If DAP does cover all of it, the new WG won't have to.  The WGs likely would coordinate that.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Tran, Dzung D [mailto:dzung.d.tran@intel.com]
>Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 9:07 AM
>To: Robin Berjon; public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org
>Subject: RE: System Level APIs draft proposal
>We had a System Info API and that was abandoned, so my question is what would
>be our approach going forward to ensure that all the efforts do not get
>abandoned? Also, in this draft proposal, you mentioned about Sensor API, but we
>have a draft of Sensor API now. Would this Sensor API spec be rolled into the
>System Level APIs?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Robin Berjon [mailto:robin@berjon.com]
>Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 8:28 AM
>To: public-device-apis@w3.org public-device-apis@w3.org
>Subject: System Level APIs draft proposal
>Hi all,
>during our last face to face meeting it emerged that there was interest in there
>being another working group that would work on System Level APIs, of the kind
>that would be too dangerous to include in a browser but that would be useful if
>you wanted to build a Web-based OS, be it through "traditional" applications or
>with some form of browser extension system.
>I looked around the existing landscape and had a variety of chats with people
>who expressed interest in the topic, and put together a draft charter.
>Please note that this draft is just my personal input, it does not represent the
>consensus of anyone other than myself, is not endorsed by whoever, etc.
>    http://darobin.github.com/system-level-apis-charter/

>Your feedback is welcome!
>Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon

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