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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 14:42:01 +0200
To: Frederick Hirsch <frederick.hirsch@nokia.com>, ext Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "Kapyaho Jere (Nokia-D/Tampere)" <Jere.Kapyaho@nokia.com>, "stewart.brodie@antplc.com" <stewart.brodie@antplc.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
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Just my 2 cents:
I think the issue is for how long it would be fixed.
Taking the proposal from John [1] where the actual realization of the API could e.g. be network based, we could want to start with "network.*" object (e.g. your inbox would be retrieved from the network by URI).
Anyway, I think device.* could be a compromise for DAP.
(the other API could wait for Network API & Policy WG, NAP).

Thanks,
Marcin

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2009Oct/0058.html

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-----Original Message-----
From: Frederick Hirsch [mailto:frederick.hirsch@nokia.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 2:18 PM
To: ext Anne van Kesteren
Cc: Frederick Hirsch; Kapyaho Jere (Nokia-D/Tampere); Marcin Hanclik; stewart.brodie@antplc.com; public-device-apis@w3.org
Subject: Re: What does it all hang off of?

Isn't this an opportunity to fix this so for the future the new APIs
aren't in an illogical place? What is the pragmatic issue with doing
what Jere suggests?

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch
Nokia



On Oct 7, 2009, at 5:30 AM, ext Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> 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
> http://annevankesteren.nl/
>


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