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Re: web intents version of sensor api

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:03:24 +0100
To: Carr, Wayne <wayne.carr@intel.com>
Cc: "jeanfrancois.moy@orange.com" <jeanfrancois.moy@orange.com>, "mounir@lamouri.fr" <mounir@lamouri.fr>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FBEF497FF2864E36ABED35661BFB380F@marcosc.com>



On Monday, 26 March 2012 at 23:02, Carr, Wayne wrote:

> This isn't relevant to the topic of this thread - the dap sensor api - since clearly the feedback is that the WG would rather have a direct api and doesn't want to use web intents.
> 
> But the webintents taskforce is enabling more general use of webintents than simply sandboxed app to sandboxed app. The UA or UA/extension can provide the service end. They're looking at use cases that can do things like send commands to devices on local networks. E.g. turn on a light or control a vcr. So services are not limited to what can already be done in a web app.
> 


It's been good to see both sides of the coin. It might be an issue that the use cases for this API are not clear. Maybe we need to go back there and then see if we arrive at a Web Intents solution or a more classical JavaScript API solution. 
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