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Pre-LC Review Requested: System Information API

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 17:24:16 +0200
Message-Id: <3C79980F-DE83-4C1B-9F54-8460BFB08912@berjon.com>
To: public-device-apis@w3.org, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hi all,

as part of its work the DAP WG has been developing a System Information API. The abstract describes it thus:

"""
This specification defines an API to provide Web applications with access to various properties of the system which they are running on. Specifically, properties pertaining to the device hardware are addressed. Examples include battery status, current network bandwidth. Additionally, some of those properties offer access to the environment around the device, such as ambient brightness or atmospheric pressure.
"""

We are looking at pushing that document into Last Call soon, if all goes well in two weeks' time. In order to help things go smoothly, if you have an interest in this simply take a good look at it and send us any feedback that you may have.

You can read the current Editor's Draft at:

  http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/system-info/

One specific question that we have is whether maxZoomFactor is enough (with the assumed minimal factor of 1) or whether there are cases in which zoom factors below 1 or (Eris forbid) below 0 are ever used (perhaps for wide angle shots). But of course, all topic are open.

Thanks a lot for any input!

-- 
Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
Received on Wednesday, 5 May 2010 15:24:48 GMT

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