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Publish updated WDs? (was: Call for Consensus : Publish Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer FPWDs)

From: Kostiainen, Anssi <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 09:20:10 +0000
To: Frederick Hirsch <w3c@fjhirsch.com>, W3C Device APIs WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
CC: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BC549042-DC3E-40E9-AB47-939727A3DB8B@intel.com>
Hi Frederick, All,

I think we should publish new WDs of the following APIs:

Accelerometer, https://w3c.github.io/accelerometer/
Gyroscope, https://w3c.github.io/gyroscope/
Magnetometer, https://w3c.github.io/magnetometer/

It's been over 6 months since the FPWDs of these specs were published, and the specs have evolved significantly since then. Summary of the most substantial changes:

* in general, kept up with the evolving Generic Sensor API
* changed to a constructor per low-level sensor type over using SensorOptions
* renamed the interfaces
* removed the *SensorReading interfaces to flatten the API surface
* removed the reporting mode concept
* added permission name strings

The Chromium implementation work has advanced significantly and is now matching the latest specs.

Furthermore, I suggest the group will look into possibility of starting a CfC to publish a FPWD of the Orientation Sensor spec:

Orientation Sensor, https://w3c.github.io/orientation-sensor/

This deliverable is in scope for the WG with a provision "in agreement with the Geolocation Working Group", see "Orientation API" in:




> On 31 Aug 2016, at 02:44, Frederick Hirsch <w3c@fjhirsch.com> wrote:
> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC)  to publish FPWD of  three concrete sensor drafts based on the Generic Sensor API [1] and also to approve the short name for each: 
> (1) Accelerometer Sensor, https://w3c.github.io/accelerometer/
> shortname: accelerometer
> (2) Gyroscope Sensor, https://w3c.github.io/gyroscope/
> shortname: gyroscope
> (3) Magnetometer Sensor, https://w3c.github.io/magnetometer/
> shortname : magnetometer
> Please note that a FPWD is just that, a first public draft, so it need not be perfect and subsequent change is possible. Some minor editorial adjustments may be made during publication.
> Please respond to this CfC (even a +1 is useful) or with any concerns by 7 Sept (1 week). Silence will be considered agreement.
> This is a follow up to the agreement on the 25 August teleconference, http://www.w3.org/2016/08/25-dap-minutes.html#item05
> Thanks
> regards, Frederick
> Frederick Hirsch
> Chair, Devices and Sensors WG
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2016/WD-generic-sensor-20160830/
> This should compete ACTION-770, https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2016Aug/0027.html
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