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Compass API

From: Lesley Fosh <psxlf@nottingham.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:37:15 +0000
To: "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0C513CEBE651D3458F5056B9D23B994F48B84394EA@EXCHANGE3.ad.nottingham.ac.uk>
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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