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Re: [web-nfc] Decide whether multiple scanners are allowed (#592)

From: François Beaufort via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:13:34 +0000
To: public-web-nfc@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-656599427-1594376012-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
I'm looking at other APIs and how they deal with multiple operations with an AbortSignal.

The Idle Detection API doesn't allow starting a second time when it's already started
Uncaught DOMException: Failed to execute 'start' on 'IdleDetector': Idle detector is already started.

Something similar happens for Web Bluetooth and `watchAdvertisements`
Failed to execute 'watchAdvertisements' on 'BluetoothDevice': Pending watch advertisements operation.

So we could simply reject scan promise when there's already an ongoing scan. WDYT?

const reader = new NDEFReader();
await reader.scan();
reader.scan(); // <- rejects immediately with InvalidStateError 

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