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Web Bluetooth + Permissions API

From: François Beaufort 🇫🇷 <fbeaufort@google.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:52:15 +0100
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To: public-web-bluetooth <public-web-bluetooth@w3.org>
I've been thinking about the Permissions API, wrote a short proposal
at https://gist.github.com/beaufortfrancois/951fc384e87a786a6d35 and
would love your take on it.

The Permissions API is there to provide a unified and consistent way
to ask for permissions on the Web and I *really* think we should think
about how to incorporate the Web Bluetooth API and the upcoming
chooser APIs such as Web USB.

Thanks to permissions.query({ name: 'bluetooth' }), a website would be
able to tell if a user has already disabled the Bluetooth Content
Setting and provide an appropriate UX.

Using permissions.request makes much more sense semantically when you
think about it.

Replacing navigator.bluetooth.getDevices() with permissions.query({
name: 'bluetooth' }) is also nice as it's quite customisable and we
can also add a deviceId option to filter this list in a "Restore"

The cherry on top is obviously the permission.referringDevice
BluetoothDevice object which comes there for free.
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