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[whatwg] Bluetooth devices

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 21:53:47 +0000
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On 12/2/10, Diogo Resende <dresende at thinkdigital.pt> wrote:
> For example, a medical device may have no interest to the OS but a web
> app (just like a desktop app) could get some interesting information and
> perhaps send some instructions. Maybe some API like the geolocation..

Wrong layering. HTML is for providing information, not deciding what
to do with it. Provide data, information, let UA gather and user use.

> I don't think Don was talking about mouse/kb/video/gps stuff. That
> should be handled by the OS and reflected to the current APIs as wired
> alternatives do. I think Don meant to be able to scan other types of
> devices and be able to interact with them.
>
What makes other devices so different that they need special exposition?
Received on Saturday, 11 December 2010 13:53:47 UTC

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