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Re: [sensors] SensorIdentifier is bizarre

From: Tobie Langel via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:27:57 +0000
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-110064779-1433780876-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
TBH, this is mostly a placeholder to be able to think about things 
more clearly.

> First, URL is not appropriate here: 
https://url.spec.whatwg.org/#url-apis-elsewhere

Noted.

> Second, why would you use a Symbol?

Someone suggested it in #26. Anything that identifies the actual 
physical sensor was what I was after.

> Third, why is this an "or"? Is the idea here that implementations 
are allowed to be inconsistent---some of them returning URL objects, 
some of them Symbols, and some of them USVStrings? Or even a random 
mix??

No. The idea was just that remote sensors as described in WoT use URLs
 as identifiers, analog sensors use pin numbers (in Johnny-Five), and 
something is needed to identify onboard sensors too. See the two 
issues in the spec about this.

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GitHub Notif of comment by tobie
See https://github.com/w3c/sensors/issues/30#issuecomment-110064779
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