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Re: What does it all hang off of?

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:30:57 +0200
To: Jere.Kapyaho@nokia.com, Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com, stewart.brodie@antplc.com, public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.u1fbdvcd64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:23:48 +0200, <Jere.Kapyaho@nokia.com> wrote:
> I don't really see much utility in distinguishing APIs that use some
> hardware capability (like camera) from those that use "software"
> capabilities (like contacts), although I could live with it. But neither  
> of these broad groups should be accessible from navigator, as it is
> conceptually wrong.

We already crossed that bridge long ago, in my opinion. The Navigator  
object is used for these kind of APIs and creating inconsistency with that  
seems misguided. You are not starting with a blank slate here. The Web  
Platform has a lot of history and creating yet another fork in the little  
logic it has so far seems bad for authors. Everyone always thinks they can  
do it right this time around, but I've yet to see that happen.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 7 October 2009 09:31:43 UTC

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