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Re: Status of Ambient Light Sensors

From: Lukasz Olejnik (W3C) <lukasz.w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:06:59 +0100
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To: "Kostiainen, Anssi" <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
Cc: W3C Device APIs WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Thank you, very much for a very informative answer. I'll go into making
this as soon as I find a time slot.

Just another question: any desirable date for the first proposal?

Best
Lukasz



2016-06-06 14:20 GMT+01:00 Kostiainen, Anssi <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>:

> Hi Lukasz,
>
> > On 04 Jun 2016, at 21:05, Lukasz Olejnik (W3C) <lukasz.w3c@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I'm wondering when would be the right time to come up with ALS privacy
> considerations.
>
> The right time is now. We can iterate the text until the spec is final, so
> actually anytime is the right time.
>
> > Are there any indications when the spec could be finalized?
>
> The spec will be finalized when we have at least two interoperable
> implementations and have demonstrated interoperability of all the features.
>
> Currently, we know that a Chromium implementation is in the making.
>
> > For example, I'm wondering what will happen to the precision of readout
> - is, by default the readout limited to the resolution similar with
> MediaQueries?
>
> As currently specced, the precision of the reading is an implementation
> detail. Varies from platform to another. Also each implementation may
> decide what is the precision to expose.
>
> The user consent requirements are in the Request Sensor Access abstract
> operation:
>
> https://w3c.github.io/sensors/#request-sensor-access
>
> The operation is referenced from Sensor.start():
>
> https://w3c.github.io/sensors/#sensor-start
>
> > For the moment I am preparing something general, possible to swiftly
> adapt later on. I will also perform some tests based on the development
> Chrome implementation.
>
> Please submit your proposal as a PR against the appropriate spec, or
> provide the text to be integrated by the editors.
>
> For any ALS specific text:
>
> https://github.com/w3c/ambient-light/
>
> For the generic privacy considerations:
>
> https://github.com/w3c/sensors/
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Anssi
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