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Re: [web-bluetooth] Let websites scan for nearby advertisements.

From: Nemanja Stefanovic via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2016 00:37:31 +0000
To: public-web-bluetooth-log@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-218923994-1463099850-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
I would just also like to chime in here that I think scanning for any 
advertisements would be best. For my use-case, I don't really need 
active scanning, only passive, but a complete implementation would 
ideally support active as well.

My particular use-case is I'm developing some very low-power 
battery-operated sensors that are non-connectable, and only transmit 
their status every so often using BLE advertisements. The small packet
 size of an advertisement means I can barely pack in my data in there 
so needing to specify additional things like a name or a service would
 just waste space for me. 
So being able to receive the raw advertisement data and parse it 
myself would be ideal.

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