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Re: [sensors] Dependency on [DOM] due to inheriting from EventTarget

From: Jafar Husain via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 20:30:57 +0000
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-108089768-1433277057-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
I respect your experience in this area, and it's great to have these 
real world use cases to consider. If the main mechanism of composing 
together signals is indeed through examining variables fed at high 
velocity that's a great data point. Composition would be more 
interesting if other asynchronous actions like network requests or 
animations were ever kicked off/cancelled by signals. Then you would 
have concurrency to coordinate. However if use cases for composition 
around sensors are really that rare, developers could always adapt an 
eventtarget to an observable in those instances. I am concerned about 
choosing a type to model sensors that does not have a completion 
semantic, but if you're confident that it is unnecessary that's 
valuable feedback.

What about error handling? Are there cases in which a sensor stream 
might terminate due to an error? Is this marginal a case as well?

GitHub Notif of comment by jhusain
See https://github.com/w3c/sensors/issues/21#issuecomment-108089768
Received on Tuesday, 2 June 2015 20:30:59 UTC

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