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Re: [sensors] w3c.github.io/sensors/usecases.html 404s

From: Anssi Kostiainen via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:49:11 +0000
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@tobie discussed also the Generic Sensor API's _generic_ use cases in https://github.com/w3c/ambient-light/issues/23#issuecomment-293854905:

>One of the key points of the generic sensor API is to expose low-level primitives so that (1) the Web platform can compete with native, and (2) developers have the tools to explore new use cases without requiring implementors to implement and deploy specific APIs for each new use case (as per the Extensible Web Manifesto).
>Of course, low-level primitives have added security and privacy concerns compared to higher-level APIs, which is why it makes sense to beef-up their permissions. If/when specific use cases emerge that could benefit from higher-level APIs and which could lessen the security concerns, it makes sense to add such APIs and entice developers to use them by making them available with "lighter" permissions.

I suggest we add a new "use cases" section to https://w3c.github.io/sensors/, seed it with the above input, and consolidate related content from https://w3c.github.io/sensors/#intro and https://w3c.github.io/sensors/#background into it. (If the use cases section grows too big we can carve it out into its own doc later.)

@tobie, could you take the first stab at this? I'm happy to contribute more content when we have the initial content in place.

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