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[whatwg] Bluetooth devices

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 12:47:00 +0100
Message-ID: <op.vnlm0mym64w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Sat, 11 Dec 2010 22:53:47 +0100, Bjartur Thorlacius
<svartman95 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

What do you mean with this?


>> 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?

They are far more common. We always try to optimize the common case.


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Anne van Kesteren
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