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Re: Pre-LC Review Requested: System Information API

From: Srirang Doddihal <om.brahmana@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 19:38:15 +0530
Message-ID: <AANLkTilR7SQT-VLPc1wWe_ddHg0YDG7O5IoBWU6DPCkf@mail.gmail.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: public-device-apis@w3.org, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
What is the motivation for such an API which exposes so many details about
the end user? Is there a discussion thread or some document listing the use
cases?

On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 8:54 PM, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com> wrote:

> 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/
>
>
>
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