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[whatwg] Bluetooth

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 15:10:49 +0100
Message-ID: <op.vm3a0auc64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Thu, 02 Dec 2010 15:05:06 +0100, Diogo Resende  
<dresende at thinkdigital.pt> wrote:
> What about having the possibility to "use" a device other than a video?
> Maybe a specific hardware. I agree about not having a distinction on the
> hardware stack being used, but there should be a way for an app to be
> able to access an USBx/BT/FW device.

Ideally we can have some abstract layer -- so type of hardware does not  
need to be exposed -- that JavaScript can script against. Not sure how  
feasible that is though. It would be quite cool if all kinds of devices  
such as game controllers, medical devices, etc. can be connected in a  
browser-agnostic way (i.e. no extensions) and the page could provide the  
implementation. Seems somewhat far away though. :-)


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Anne van Kesteren
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