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Re: Gallery API use cases?

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:04:19 +0200
Cc: "public-device-apis@w3.org WG" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4F3BE772-39CE-4B0A-BA3E-6E28E13B398D@robineko.com>
To: Anssi Kostiainen <anssi.kostiainen@nokia.com>
Hi Anssi,

thanks for picking this up.

On Oct 12, 2010, at 18:05 , Anssi Kostiainen wrote:
> - 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.

I think that the big value of building atop Contacts is that the privacy and security issues are more or less addressed upfront. I also think that the two have the exact same read vs write+delete issues, so that they should attack the problem from the same angle.

The more I think about using file dir+sys for this, the less it makes sense. A gallery is typically not like a regular directory. It tends to have a specific structure, and in many cases you can't just create an arbitrary directory and put random stuff under it (or you can, but it has no effect on it as a gallery).

To get back to use cases, I tend to think that the read-only UCs are fairly straightforward? They all tend to involve bringing up content from one's personal media database based on some filtering criteria, and exposing a selection of the result to the Web context.

Let's get to writing later :)

Robin Berjon
  robineko  hired gun, higher standards
Received on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:04:49 UTC

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