Re: Position Heading Questions?

I agree with Andrei.  A device orientation api should be a separate  
spec.  It would contain things like an "orientation changed" callback,  
maybe units in g force, ect.


On Nov 20, 2008, at 3:34 AM, Andrei Popescu wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 7:11 PM, Greg Bolsinga <>  
> wrote:
>> Isn't this the question this is trying to clarify? If so, I think  
>> that "the
>> direction of the hosting device is facing" doesn't match my  
>> understanding.
>> Andrei indicated it was the direction of travel, not the way the  
>> device is
>> facing.
> The Position::heading attribute we have right now denotes the
> direction of travel. As you pointed out, the wording in the spec was
> not clear, so I fixed that. Please have a look.
> As for device orientation, I still don't believe it should be part of
> the Geolocation API:
> 1. There are plenty of use cases that require orientation but do not
> care where on Earth the device is (games, UI, etc). Adding orientation
> to this API would force anyone who just wants to provide orientation,
> to also implement geolocation.
> 2. There will be use cases that will require orientation in the
> vertical plane (azimuth), not just in the horizontal plane. It
> therefore follows that orientation is more than just one scalar
> property, and may also require some associated callbacks (when the
> properties change). I think it is therefore acceptable to put these
> into a separate spec that can be implemented independently of
> geolocation. The spec can be fairly short and it can be done in this
> WG, so no need to setup a separate WG.
> Thanks,
> Andrei

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