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Re: Network info API

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:00:00 +0000
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Cc: Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>
Message-ID: <095D132C7A504AE892B4BB1727BB952E@marcosc.com>



On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:38 PM, Mounir Lamouri wrote:

> 
> There is some interest in Chromium/Blink to implement something similar
> to NetInfo [1] [2]. However, this is still controversial and even in the
> Chromium/Blink community, it is not clear that there is much consensus
> regarding how to tackle that problem.
> 
> Mozilla's new proposal is basically NetInfo v1 with a change event
> (surprising that NetInfo v1 didn't had one...). The proposal sent to
> blink-dev [2] is actually not that different. However, it is not clear
> that this will be implemented for the Web Platform. As mentioned in [1]
> this proposal is to implement the feature in Blink for Chrome Apps only
> to start with.
> 
> For what I understand, no one likes the current specification (even
> Mozilla who first pushed for it) but I do not see a serious counter
> proposal that everybody is happy with. I would recommend that we shelve
> the current specification.

I'm ok with this. Let's move the current spec to a WG Note.   
> If Mozilla and Chromium ends up implementing
> something similar and have good feedback, I am pretty sure that someone
> will step up to write a new specification but I am not really seeing
> that happening in a near future so I would not recommend to work on
> another specification before we get a clear and strong consensus behind
> it.

 
That seems ok to me. We can probably implement our proposal internally within FxOS and see how people use it. We can try again in a year or so when we have more usage data (or see if other new features address the use cases).  

> [1]
> https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/d/msg/blink-dev/R5yYtHEPiw4/HFQxExIiQ1oJ
> [2]
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mh3uqyiCntp38jDcoECvKLyy0F1UIZPFafI2N910IQI/edit
> 
> Cheers,
> --
> Mounir
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