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Re: Haptics CSS extension proposal

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:30:48 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAyLMdnD+XiThXzN6hyJq1cAkgOc6bfcF9o_X6SNdxDpA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>
Cc: Chris Nager <cnager@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 10:46 AM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr> wrote:
> Le 19/10/2012 18:53, Chris Nager a écrit :
>> On this issue of Haptics, I proposed a CSS syntax for touchable textures
>> yesterday.
>>
>> Read it here:
>> http://chrisnager.com/touchable-textures-with-css-can-you-feel-me/
>
> This is only my personal opinion, but discussing the details of the syntax
> seems a bit premature. What are the devices that could use this? What
> exactly are the capabilities of these devices?
>
> Looking at the video at the bottom of your blog post, there is apparently a
> prototype for something giving the illusion of friction, but I don’t see
> anything about other physical properties like temperature.

I'm with Simon.  I'm not personally aware of any devices that use
haptics yet.  If there are any, we need to study their properties and
what they need to expose, rather than trying to develop CSS "ahead" of
them.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 19 October 2012 19:31:36 GMT

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