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

From: Rick Waldron <waldron.rick@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:07:49 +0000
Message-ID: <CAHfnhfqWO3uUx34u+0uW_xcMDAzH7kH5hW0cLE93GT7s-c=Qyw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, "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>
The actual spec writing phase of the Generic Sensor spec project is
expected to begin within the next few weeks.

Rick

On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 2:03 PM Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
wrote:

> 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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