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Device and Sensors WG bi-weekly status

From: Kostiainen, Anssi <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:24:56 +0000
To: W3C Devices and Sensors WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <77C7EBC9-6A59-4958-BDE8-F8477111EF5E@intel.com>
Hi All,

[I will send this type of bi-weekly status in place of a teleconference as needed.]

---+ Weekly GitHub digests

For an overview of the activity on GitHub, see the past two weeks digest:


---+ Device and Sensors Working Group Charter extended

The Device and Sensors Working Group Charter has been extended until 31 March 2018:


We are in process of recruiting a new co-chair and expect to invite the AC to review the new charter in the first quarter of 2018.

The new draft Charter is at:


---+ Wake Lock API CR publication scheduled for December 14th

We expect the Wake Lock API W3C Candidate Recommendation to be published 14 December 2017.

See the transition request for more information (Member-only):


---+ Feature Policy integration landed in Generic Sensor API v1

After careful consideration, the WG chose to cherry-pick Feature Policy integration into the otherwise feature complete "v1" spec that we expect to advance to CR 1Q 2018 assuming positive signals from Chrome Origin Trial and wide review.

Issue: https://github.com/w3c/sensors/issues/133
PR: https://github.com/w3c/sensors/pull/328

---+ Device Orientation spec maintenance

The Device Orientation spec (started in Geolocation WG, now closed) is proposed to be moved to DAS WG under its new Charter expected to commence 1 April 2018.

Work has already started to fix known interop issues across browsers in relation to security and privacy:


Note: without a chartered group to work on this spec, interested DAS WG participants can submit PRs but they cannot be merged before the spec is formally in scope of this WG.

---+ Sensor APIs TAG review

Mozilla provided comments in response to the TAG review request:


Sensor APIs was on the TAG 12 December 2017 teleconference agenda, but the topic was not discussed likely due to Sangwhan (who leads that review) being unavailable:


I expect Sensor APIs to be discussed on the 19 December TAG teleconference.


-Anssi (Device and Sensors WG Chair)
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