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Gallery API use cases?

From: Anssi Kostiainen <anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 19:05:13 +0300
Message-Id: <4384D651-B381-4F0F-AB4A-7191FCDD2B99@nokia.com>
To: "public-device-apis@w3.org WG" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Hi,

I looked at the Gallery API and noticed that it is still a bit unclear to me from where the requirements are derived from and whether they are meaningful:

  http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/gallery/#requirements
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/NOTE-dap-api-reqs-20091015/#gallery

In order to move the spec forward, I guess it would help if we could come up with a set of sensible use cases, similarly to:

  http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/file-system/file-dir-sys.html#use-cases

After we agree on the UCs, we could see if ...

- The UCs are fulfilled with what we already have.

- It would make sense to extend the file-dir-sys by defining an entry point to a well-known filesystem area for media and extending the metadata interface with media-specific metadata, among others changes. This would be a headless API with no UI integration.

  http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/file-system/file-dir-sys.html

- If the Gallery design could align with Contacts, as discussed some months ago. Depending on the use cases we come up with, I could see the merits of e.g. reusing the file picker for finding and filtering media objects.

So, use cases anyone?

-Anssi

(I guess this relates to ACTION-216)
Received on Tuesday, 12 October 2010 16:05:50 UTC

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