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[compass] Re: Compass API

From: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 15:18:31 +0000
To: <psxlf@nottingham.ac.uk>
CC: <Frederick.Hirsch@nokia.com>, <public-device-apis@w3.org>
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The specification you are referencing is old and out of date - work on the System Information API  in DAP has been stopped ('shelved') [1].

The work you are interested in has moved [2]  to the  W3C Geolocation Working Group [3]. 

You should look at the "DeviceOrientation Event Specification", Editor's Draft 13 June 2012  and raise any questions on the Geolocation Working Group mail list.

The specification is at  http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source-orientation.html

I hope this helps. Apologies for the delay in responding, I was traveling on business.

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
Chair, W3C DAP Working Group

[1] http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/#shelved

[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2009Nov/0026.html

[3] http://www.w3.org/2008/geolocation/

On Jan 28, 2013, at 10:37 AM, ext Lesley Fosh wrote:

> Hi there
> I wonder if you can help regarding a project I'm working on coding in Javascript for a mobile application. We're looking for a model to store our compass/orientation values and have found the 2009 document 'The Compass API' http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/system-info/compass.html
> The document suggests the following model be used as a web IDL object:
> interface Orientation : Object {
>    readonly attribute DOMTimeStamp timestamp;
>    readonly attribute float        declination;
>    readonly attribute float        fieldStrength;
>    readonly attribute float        horizontalStrength;
>    readonly attribute float        inclination;
>    readonly attribute float        x;
>    readonly attribute float        y;
>    readonly attribute float        z;
> };
> We were wondering if this is the best version to use to create a compass or orientation model, or if there have been any updates or alternatives?
> Many thanks
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