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Re: [magnetometer] Local coordinates could use further detail/examples

From: Anssi Kostiainen via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:48:56 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
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We discussed whether to add more examples of device classes to the 
spec beside a typical mobile device. Since we cannot anticipate all 
future form factors some of them would always be implementation 
dependent, as you note.

The current normative prose states "local coordinate system defined by
 the device" that is to say it is implementation dependent, and 
mirrors the conventions of each platform and its corresponding 
underlying APIs. The currently shipping Device Orientation API is 
similarly vague in this respect. We'll clarify 
https://w3c.github.io/magnetometer/#local-coordinate-system along 
those lines, when we figure out exactly what type of text would be 

Our primary focus has been to enable this API on mobile devices first,
 so we haven't explored alternative classes of devices in detail yet.

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