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Re: [sensors] Relation to Permissions API

From: Tobie Langel via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:45:04 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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> For ALS we do not really have the use cases requiring accurate readings (@tobie do we?), even rough data (10 - 100 lux accuracy) shall be enough for example for updating a web page style based on the surrounding illumination.

I don't really have an opinion, here. My involvement with ALS has been limited to rewriting the existing spec to rely on the generic sensor API instead. As far as I'm concerned, all the use cases I've seen don't require more than an light-level inspired enum. Maybe we should drop ALS for now (that is, until we find more conclusive evidence of its need) an release an enum-based, mediaquery-matching `LightLevelSensor` instead.

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