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RE: What does it all hang off of?

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 11:12:30 +0200
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Stewart Brodie <stewart.brodie@antplc.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
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Should we then distinguish between APIs hanging off device.* (the ones you quote, really hardware dependent) and the ones that hang off the navigator (assuming the navigator hosts the widget user agent; i.e. PIM, messaging etc)?


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-----Original Message-----
From: Anne van Kesteren [mailto:annevk@opera.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:10 AM
To: Marcin Hanclik; Stewart Brodie; public-device-apis@w3.org
Subject: Re: What does it all hang off of?

On Tue, 06 Oct 2009 22:35:00 +0200, Marcin Hanclik
<Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com> wrote:
> On the other hand, I wonder what the term "device API" means.
> At present, we want to access the functionality that historically has
> been implementated "natively", in C/C++ or in Java.
> In the near future we will experience those functionalities beind
> developed fully in JavaScript, e.g. contacts, PIM  or mail (gmail)
> widget.
> Then the given functionality will be probably realisable with HTML5
> cross-document / cross-widget messaging.

Agreed. I think the APIs that will be most useful are the ones that tie
into some kind of hardware feature, e.g. camera, location, direction, etc.

Anne van Kesteren


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