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Re: CfC to change Sensor approach, not progress current draft

From: Poussa, Sakari <sakari.poussa@intel.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 06:13:21 +0000
To: "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com" <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CB9010AF.14C03%sakari.poussa@intel.com>
-1

I think we should have something to replace the current spec before we
drop one. Now, we have nothing.

-sakari

On 3/20/12 9:22 PM, "Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com"
<Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com> wrote:

>All:
>
>During the DAP Shenzhen F2F on 21 March 2012 we reviewed the status of
>the Sensor API work, including the current draft, which currently has no
>official standing [1].
>
>Members of the group at the meeting expressed concerns with the
>architectural approach of this document, with the number of  sensors in
>one document and inclusion of discovery as part of the draft, given that
>WebIntents could be used for discovery. (An example was presented how
>temperature could be obtained from a sensor or a web weather service, and
>this could be transparent using the WebIntents approach, offering a
>benefit.)
>
>Privacy and security threat analysis might vary with the type of sensor,
>arguing for the need to analyze different sensors independently, making
>sure each has the appropriate approach.
>
>Thus the sense of the meeting participants is that the Working Group
>should discontinue work on the current Sensor API draft and instead
>review sensors independently and consider alternative approaches.
>
>This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to formally discontinue work on the
>current Sensor API draft, to consider using WebIntents for sensor
>discovery, and to continue work on sensors in general, producing
>specifications specific to sensors as appropriate.
>
>Where CfCs are concerned, silence is considered to be assent, but
>positive support is preferred (even if simply with a +1).
>
>regards, Frederick
>
>Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
>Co-Chair, W3C DAP Working Group
>
>[1] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/dap/raw-file/tip/sensor-api/Overview.html
>
>
>
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