Re: Proposal for ambient light

Dear Dominique, all,

Regarding ambient light (and also some other devices/APIs you're discussing recently, e.g., vibrator) I'd like to draw your attention to [1] which provides comprehensive information about "sensory experience". The data formats which we're using are standardized in MPEG-V Part 3 referred to as "Sensory Information" (defining sensory effects) and we have also implementations (annotation tool, stand-alone player, Web browser plugin) and datasets. All details you can find at [1] but I'm also happy to provide further details if needed.

Best regards,


:- Dr. Christian Timmerer
:- Ass.-Prof., Multimedia Communication, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Q: Why is this email three sentences or less?

On Nov 28, 2011, at 12:10 PM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:

> Hi,
> During our TPAC F2F, I took an action item (ACTION-467) to make a
> concrete proposal for accessing information about the current ambient
> light for a given device.
> Part of the discussion during TPAC was that particular item might be
> better served by a CSS media query feature rather than an JavaScript API
> — at least, the use cases that involved adapting e.g. the colors of the
> user interface would be more logically served via such an approach.
> This would mean adding a "ambientlight" feature with min/max prefixes,
> that would take values in SI lux units.
>        <link rel="stylesheet" media="screen" href="default.css">
>        <link rel="stylesheet" media="screen and (min-ambientlight:
>        30000)" href="high-contrast.css">
> If the group thinks that's a reasonable approach, DAP could propose to
> start a joint WD with the CSS WG.
> Dom

Received on Monday, 28 November 2011 11:25:52 UTC