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[Bug 20505] merge getInput, getOutput -> getPort() or getPortById()

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Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:27:24 +0000
To: public-audio@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-20505-5429-mRtyLzKBTp@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20505

--- Comment #4 from Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com> ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > It would be especially
> > annoying if faced with a UA that doesn't have enough data to give reliable
> > fingerprints, an application would've stored a fingerprint and assumed that
> > the method would return an output port, but was given an input port instead,
> > resulting in an error if it tried to send anything to it.
> 
> Agreed. But as I said above, at this stage in the standardisation game, it
> does not hurt to see if that problem can be solved somehow. 
> 
> Having said that, we should add a big red note to the spec asking
> implementers for feedback exactly about this.

Just wanted to record a random thought here:

getPort(DOMString id, optional MIDIPortType type);

As in: 
var port = midi.getPort("12e23f3", "input");

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