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RE: [ambient-light] implementation and spec status update

From: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 18:00:43 +0000
To: "Kostiainen, Anssi" <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>, W3C Device APIs WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
CC: Travis Leithead <travis.leithead@microsoft.com>, Tobie Langel <tobie.langel@gmail.com>, "Bhaumik, Rijubrata" <rijubrata.bhaumik@intel.com>
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Thanks for the information. I've forwarded this on. I'm not 100% clear on our
current implementation state (trying to find out) but will do what I can to
ensure we bring any feedback to the group.

On Thursday, April 9, 2015 5:02 AM, Kostiainen, Anssi [mailto:anssi.kostiainen@intel.com] wrote:
> Hi All, Adrian, Travis, Tobie,
> 
> I'm happy to see Project Spartan has started implement Ambient Light
> Events spec [1,2]. As the editor of the spec I'd like to make sure all the
> implementers have the same information re the spec status and its expected
> stability, so here's an update that should be of interest to Project Spartan:
> 
> The Last Call 19 June 2014 spec [3] has two open issues which are expected to
> cause backwards incompatible changes:
> 
> 1) Value not retrievable until a change causes the event to fire, raised by
> Mozilla [4].
> 
> 2) Apply the generic sensor API design pattern to the Ambient Light spec
> (also captured in [4]).
> 
> To allow the spec to evolve, this feature is currently behind a flag in Chrome.
> Cc'ing Riju who implemented the feature in Chromium.
> 
> I'm also cc'ing Tobie who's volunteered to push the generic sensor APIs
> effort [5] forward, that we expect to address both the open issues.
> 
> I'd appreciate if the Microsoft participants (cc'd) could convey this spec status
> update to the Project Spartan team, and in turn provide Microsoft's
> implementation feedback to this group so that we could reshape the spec
> together.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> -Anssi (Ambient Light spec editor)
> 
> [1] https://twitter.com/IEDevChat/status/585928210828800000
> [2] https://status.modern.ie/ambientlightevents
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-ambient-light-20140619/
> [4] http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/track/issues/170
> [5] https://github.com/w3c/sensors
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