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Re: no longer possible to detect battery presence? RE: Battery API in Last Call

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 01:06:05 +0200
Message-ID: <4ED8085D.3010307@helsinki.fi>
To: "Carr, Wayne" <wayne.carr@intel.com>
CC: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, "public-device-status@w3.org" <public-device-status@w3.org>
On 12/02/2011 12:59 AM, Carr, Wayne wrote:
> It appears that changes in the Last Call draft have made it so there
> is no way to distinguish between a full battery and no battery being
> present.  Was the ability to detect a battery being present
> intentionally removed?

I hope so.
Being able to detect whether or not there is a battery
would be a privacy violation and would allow some
fingerprinting.



-Olli


>
>> -----Original Message----- From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux
>> [mailto:dom@w3.org] Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:25 AM To:
>> public-device-apis@w3.org Cc: public-device-status@w3.org Subject:
>> Battery API in Last Call
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> The Battery Status API was published today as a Last Call Working
>> Draft: http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-battery-status-20111129/
>>
>> Please send comments regarding this document to
>> public-device-apis@w3.org ; the last call period ends on December
>> 20 2011.
>>
>> Dom
>>
>>
>
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