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Re: Network Information API

From: Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:17:09 +1100
Message-Id: <1386242229.9866.55830789.77832330@webmail.messagingengine.com>
To: Puneet Mohan Sangal <pmsangal@yahoo-inc.com>, public-device-apis@w3.org
On Thu, Dec 5, 2013, at 17:51, Puneet Mohan Sangal wrote:
> Hi, I'd like to know what's the status of the Network Information API
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/netinfo-api/)? Is this work in progress?

There is some work happening around Chrome Apps to implement this API or
something similar to this API [1]. It is not clear yet what will be
implemented exactly. The proposal has a connection type information but
it is a common agreement that exposing such information is a footgun and
should be avoided. As the last message shows, there is some work on
bandwidth estimation and hopefully it will make the bandwidth property
useful and remove the need to know the connection type.

[1]
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/blink-dev/R5yYtHEPiw4

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Mounir
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