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Re: [deviceorientation] Add API for requesting permission to receive device motion / orientation events (#57)

From: Rich Tibbett via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2019 07:45:59 +0000
To: public-device-apis-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-451848170-1546847158-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
There are many softer approaches to be explored here as opposed to implementing a black-and-white “on/off” switch straight out of the gate.

Following your current course will effectively destroy nascent VR/AR/360/gaming companies and industries and pretending otherwise is silly.

I want to avoid a cliff-edge scenario where access to these sensors would change overnight without proper planning — particularly in browsers where no platform-alternative browser engines exist. 

For that purpose there are many many intermediate steps, recommended in the cited papers - before you need to implement on/off switches for an 8+ year old API. Jumping straight for that approach is incredibly hostile to web developers. Have you evaluated the full impact that would have?

That is the purpose of the summary above.

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